Cameras at Polson Park

Chantelle Deacon

Video surveillance is coming to Vernon's Polson Park.

At the council meeting held on Monday councillors unanimously agreed on the $35,000 project.

"What it does is it provides safety and security for people who will know they are there," said Mayor Akbal Mund. "Once we did move out the homeless people from the park I think people would say it is a lot safer now anyway."

The city issued a request for video surveillance systems late in the fall of 2017 but it was not granted at the time because of a lack of funding.  

Given safety concerns at Polson Park, it was recommended that the video surveillance be put in as soon as possible.

"Just to add that extra measure of security to the park," Mund said. "There are probably things that still go on in there at night there just isn't a lot of people in there except for the ones who want to do things at night that are illegal."

"I think it's just going to benefit and give people a more relaxing motive."

The city plans to have the cameras installed before summer.

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