SUNBURY - For security reasons, the Northumberland County Administration Building at 399 S. Fifth St. will close to the public 30 minutes earlier than its previous closing time.

Northumberland County Chief Clerk Gary Steffen said Thursday Commissioners Vinny Clausi, Stephen Bridy and Richard Shoch agreed to implement the new closing time for the public for security reasons. He said the new policy went into effect Tuesday.

Steffen said all entrances to the building will be closed to the public at 4:30 p.m. Monday and 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. He said citizens already inside the building before it closes to the public must exit the premises 15 minutes prior to the closing time, meaning 4:45 p.m. Monday and 4:15 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

He said no exceptions will be made.

Steffen said all employees at the administration building will continue to work their normal shifts Monday through Friday.

The chief clerk said the action taken by the commissioners will be ratified at their next meeting.