Senoia finishing upgrade of cop cameras

Thu, 09/18/2008 - 2:49pm
By: John Thompson

The Senoia City Council decided to spend just over $12,000 Monday night to upgrade three police vehicles with digital recording equipment.

The move will allow the city to get rid of three video based cameras that fail regularly, said Captain Jason Edens.

While the item is not currently a budgeted item, Mayor Robert Belisle said the funds could be found to pay for the upgrade.

“This came to my attention after our department aided in a high speed chase where a fatality was involved and the camera did not work,” Belisle said.

The City Council approved the measure unanimously.

In other news, the City Council:

• Agreed to allow East Coweta High School’s homecoming parade and pep rally to take place in the city’s historic downtown Oct.23. The festivities are expected to close Main Street from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. and bring about 300 or more students downtown.

• Conditionally agreed to allow Bob Fant to place a fence around his new garden center on Broad Street. Fant told the City Council one of the main reasons the fence was needed was for safety.

“Many times moms will bring their kids in with them, and it wouldn’t take much for a child to run from his parents into Broad Street,” Fant explained.

He has also experienced some theft of plants and said the fence, along with a security system, should help solve that problem.

The City Council was in favor of Fant’s proposal, but said a letter would be needed from Fant allowing the city to move the fence if a water line was needed to be replaced.

Also, since Fant has not applied for a permit, he would be putting up the fence at his own risk. The white picket fence is moveable and looks similar to recent fences approved by the town, but Fant agreed to make any changes after he filed his permit and it was reviewed.

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