The continual vandalism of town property has led Crawford Mayor Susie Steckel to request further assistance from the Delta County Sheriff's Office. In addition, the town will be installing a new, expanded and improved security system.
Five youths have been identified as suspects in recent vandalism of the stage and breaking one of the newly installed windows at town hall.
Mayor Steckel wants vandals to do community service in Crawford. Others on the council want the parents of the youths to pay restitution for the damage.
New security lights and cameras will surround the town hall, the park, public works garage, the stage, parking lots and the children's playground. The new infrared cameras and digital video recorder will provide excellent visual quality. The town estimates it will invest over $2,000 in the equipment.
The council also wants to organize a Neighborhood Watch program in Crawford with the help of the Sheriff's Office.
Trustee Christie Young asked if the town should tear down the stage. But the stage was built with GOCO funds and was originally part of the former Crawford School gymnasium.