Renovation work on the Dent County Fire Protection District building could be completed in a month if the weather holds, president Craig Smith told the board of trustees at the monthly meeting Jan 7.

The board also discussed installing card readers to access the building to increase security and allow for quicker access than the current code system. The board will gather more information before making a final decision.

The board reviewed the financial report and approved payment of bills. The final 2019 budget and new 2020 budget were also reviewed. A monthly reimbursement report was presented with a total of 16 calls for the month so far.

The next meeting is set for 6 p.m. Feb. 4 at the DCFPD building.