The Borough Council, ‘Red Lion’, had their members vote about the installation of some security cameras within the city. The verdict was released the night of May 11, 2015 – Monday. Now, the council will push their plan forward and use the money which they have been able to save after cutting ties with the Regional Police Force of York Area and changing courts to the police state coverage. According to the committee chairman of public safety within the council, Tony Musso, the amount that they were able to accumulate will allow them to buy not just any security cameras, but advanced and top-notch products that would definitely make changes for the city.
Three high-end cameras will be bought by the council and it is expected to tick up to $25,500, but they have initiated a $30,000 budget from what they’ve save. They have also determined the places where they will be putting the security cameras through the cooperation of the police coverage by chipping in some ideas where they think could be a ‘problem’.
After the said cooperation, the cameras were decided to be placed on the main square which is on the municipal building of borough, Fairmount Park while the last one will go to Vulcan Lane. Musso stated that the three location were not really a ‘problem’ now, however, they are looking ahead as to what could happen.
The main square was said to have been the subject place for some crimes like robbery where they believe that a camera could certainly lend a hand. The Fairmount Park and the Vulcan Lane are also near some of the council’s properties which will allow them to guard their property and check out for some vandalisms that may occur.
Although the council will be in-charge of the security cameras, they said that the police are free to use any tapes that may help solve crimes that happen.
The Borough was also thankful for the switch, which helped them save half of the $675,000 budget they were supposed to use for York Police. A stunning $370,000 was used for reconstruction within the city while the mentioned, $30,000 was allotted for the cameras. Musso included that they are expecting to finally have the CCTVs installed within the following month.