Council approves surveillance system

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Borough Council voted in favor of installing a security system around the borough building and property following a recommendation by the Public Works Committee during their regularly scheduled meeting Monday afternoon.Borough Manager Mary Polaski presented a quote obtained from Chestnut Ridge Radio Communications during January's regular meeting for $3,185."We met with the committee and they recommended that if the monies were available that we should go with the system," said Johnsonburg Police Chief Bryan Parana.The surveillance system includes eight cameras, power supply, monitor, installation and setup.In other business, Parana reported contacting an insurance company concerning a clock and lamppost that was struck down at the corner of Market and Center Street.Parana said the money from the insurance company has been sent to cover the estimated $10,000 in damages."The damages were quite extensive," Parana said. "Hopefully everything I submitted will be covered-- they didn't give any indication that it would not be."Johnsonburg Fire Chief Robert Dickey reported responding to 99 calls in 2011; 64 of which occurred in the borough; additionally, 22 were in the township and 13 were for mutual aid.Pick up a copy of the Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.Next meetingJohnsonburg Borough CouncilMonday, March 124 p.m.Borough Office