County government is still working out the details of a new ordinance for gated communities in McDowell and how emergency services can have access to these places.
Last year, members of the county’s Fire Commission talked about the need for a gated community ordinance. The concern is about how firefighters, law enforcement officers and emergency service workers can have access to them in critical moments. The problem is some communities would change the access codes for their gates and not notify the local fire departments or emergency services, county officials said. ...Read the full article