Kennedy Township commissioners voted to accept grant money toward the purchase of body and dashboard cameras for the police department.
The cameras are scheduled to arrive in several months, said Manager Greg Clarke during the Oct. 13 township meeting.
The grant was $33,087 for 11 body cameras, said Clarke, who also gave credit to Chief Anthony Bruni, who applied for the grant.
The new cameras will increase “transparency” within the department, said Clarke. “This will give them immediate, real time data as strong as any police department in the country.”
The new car camera system includes a license plate reader.
“We’ll be keeping watch,” Tax Collector Melvin Weinstien said.
In other news:
The council voted to deny a zoning change to a property on Aiken Road owned by Ronald Bruni. Weinstein said Bruni wanted them to change the zoning on a plot of land from residential to commercial so he could erect a sign. Clarke said the layout of the area would make it difficult to do so.
Commissioners voted to move the November meeting from Nov. 10 to Nov. 17. President Chris DiNardo said the change was necessary to give them more time to review the budget.
The board is seeking a grant to resurface the tennis courts in Fairhaven Park. Township Engineer Michael Meyer and State Rep. Anita Kulik are involved in the grant process.
“We received calls asking for this,” said Fred Kauffman, parks and recreation commissioner.