At this week’s session of Walker County Commissioners’ Court, Planning and Development Director Andy Isbell presented for discussion a “Knox Box” agreement with the City of Huntsville . . . .
Isbell said, “Huntsville’s agreement is with Knox, themselves. They have an agreement for gate keys, and they have a separate one for building access. This agreement will only affect the gate key accesses.” He said, “It will allow them to provide a padlock to be ordered by a county resident, placed on their gate out in front of their property, or an automatic entry device that can be attached to their automatic entry on their gate.” Isbell said, “It would allow the fire department to be able to use their key to either open that gate or open the lock to enter the property in case of an emergency.” He added that “The City would have an interlocal agreement with the County for us to have the keys, and then we would have agreements with the rural fire departments.”
Commissioners approved a motion that Isbell move forward with developing the agreement.