Marthasville, Missouri, aldermen postpone action on a new security system at City Park as they work to stop vandalism in the facility's bathrooms.
Marthasville aldermen postponed action on replacing the camera system at City Park.
The city had received bids on adding a new security system just at the park, but aldermen decided to go back to the vendors to look at potentially replacing the system that also covers City Hall.
The current security system covers both the park and City Hall.
Aldermen also said they had received no feedback since the last meeting on possibly locking the park bathrooms. Mayor David Lange said a letter would be included with this month’s utility bills also explaining the situation.
At the July meeting, Marthasville aldermen discussed recent vandalism to the bathrooms and began discussing potential courses of action. That included keeping the bathrooms locked unless the park was rented or playing host to a city event, though some aldermen were uncomfortable with that idea.
“Then we don’t have any public restrooms at the park,” Alderman Nicholas Lange said during the July meeting. “We’ve got families going down there to use the parks.”
Aldermen also discussed locking the bathrooms overnight, but allowing them to be open during the day.
No decision was taken at the July or August meetings on whether to lock the bathrooms.
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