Ti approves surveillance system for downtown, park areas

Whitford said the security system will be state-of-the-art and will be expandable so it can grow to meet future needs. He also stressed it will be high resolution and capable to identifying criminals.

The town set aside $9,700 in its budget for the camera system. The Essex County District Attorney's office has given Ti $3,500 and a downtown merchant has donated $1,500.The remaining money will come from the towns economic development budget since the system is primarily to protect the business district.

The project received unanimous support from the town board.

Ticonderoga officials have discussed a surveillance system for Bicentennial Park and Montcalm Street for several years.

As vandalism and other problems mounted, Ti police started foot and bicycle patrols in an effort to prevent the sabotage and catch the criminals. Those efforts have had limited success.

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