Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The move will add four new cameras.
The University City City Council Monday approved a contract with Will Electronics to add four additional cameras to the Delmar Loop area. The cost of the addtional cameras is $35,517. The board voted to add the cameras at its December meeting. The first round of cameras were installed in the Loop over the summer. The existing cameras are attached to buildings and provide University City Police with a view of the street and public parking lots. While the cameras had been in the works for years, business owners really pushed for them after a particularly disruptive weekend last April in the Loop, which involved hundreds of unruly young people. Director of Public Works, Parks and Forestry Rich Wilson told the Loop business owners in earlier …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Four more cameras will be added to the system already in place in the Delmar Loop.
The University City City Council Monday approved the purchase of four additional security cameras for the system in the Delmar Loop. The project came in under budget at about $35,000, according to KMOX, when it was projected to be closer to $40,000. Mayor Shelley Welsch abstained from the vote. The new cameras are to be added to one already in operation on the city's multi-level Loop parking garage. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch quotes a memo from U City Police Chief Charles Adams, saying the cameras will provide enhanced electronic surveillance of street-level activity along Delmar Boulevard. "The two cameras would record movements − east and west Delmar, respectively − on a continual basis," Adams wrote, according to the Post. The cameras…
Monday, December 10, 2012
The council meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday.
The University City City Council is slated to meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at University City City Hall. Items on the agenda include: Appointments Swearings In City Manager's Report Council Reports/Business Unfinished Business
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Cameras are placed around the Loop area.
The surveillance camera system for the Delmar Loop is now operational. Blueberry Hill owner Joe Edwards told Loop Special Business District members Tuesday that cameras were up and the resolution was good. "They can zoom in enough to read a license plate," he said when discussing the zoom capability of the cameras. The cameras are attached to buildings and provide University City Police with a view of the street and public parking lots. While the cameras had been in the works for years, business owners really pushed for them after a particularly disruptive weekend last April in the Loop, which involved hundreds of unruly young people. Under the original budget several cameras were placed around the area. University City's Director of …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The City is negotiating with vendors.
The new surveillance camera system for the Delmar Loop should be operational by June. The City of University City is negotiating with the vendor handling the camera, Rich Wilson told the Loop Special Business District at its February meeting. Wilson is the city's director of Public Works, Parks and Forestry. "I know we want to rush, rush, rush," he said. "But we want to do this correctly." Wilson said he would be organizing a meeting with Loop shareholders, city officials and the chief of police to organize camera placement. There is a master plan for the entire system but the first round of camera placement will be designed to get the best coverage for the budget. "It might not end up being as many cameras as we think, but the system is …