Madison County Supervisors approved nearly $8,000 in new security cameras for the Madison County Tax Collector’s offices in Madison and Canton. 

County Administrator Shelton Vance said Tax Collector Kay Pace requested the security cameras for both offices. 

“(She identified some areas within her office where there need to be some cameras to record activities for the protection of our resources,” he said, telling supervisors he didn’t want to reveal too much about their location in an effort to not compromise their purpose. 

Vance told supervisors that in addition to cameras for the offices, he proposed adding cameras to the exterior doors of the Madison office to record people coming in and out of the building. 

Security Support Services of Jackson presented the lowest of two bids to the county totaling $7,950 for 16 mini-dome network cameras, a video recorder, and installation. 

CDE Integrated Systems Inc. of Jackson presented a quote for $10,924. 

Board President Trey Baxter asked if there was a monthly fee associated with the cameras, to which Vance said no. Vance said there was an annual licensing fee. 

In other action, supervisors:

• Executed a fire services agreement with the city of Canton

• Approved a contract with Deanco Auctioneers

• Approved a contract with Burns Cooley Dennis for construction material testing at Sulphur Springs Park

• Approved Sheriff Sgt. Scott Graves as bonded deputy clerk

• Approved AT&T utility permits on Catlett Road and Dewees Road

• Approved a C Spire utility permit on various county roads

• Approved sinkhole repairs at 111 Channing Circle and 1802 August Bend

• Approved travel expenses for supervisors to the annual NACO Conference this July in Las Vegas

• Approved a request by Constable Johnny Sims to upgrade his flip phone to a smartphone.