UNIVERSITY CITY (KMOX) – The city council of University City is moving ahead with a plan to install four new high-resolution surveillance cameras around the city.

Councilman Byron Price said the police chief asked for the cameras as part of an overall effort to make the city safer, saying they “will give [police] a wider scope in those areas that they stated they needed them in.”

The project came in under budget at about $35,000 when it was projected to be closer to $40,000. No council members voted against the plan but Mayor Shelley Welsch abstained from the vote.

Six cameras were added in August and the final bid will likely be approved next month.

“If the city manager comes back with a contract, that will be approved at our next meeting,” Price said.

It’s not clear exactly where the cameras will go yet.


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