Albion approves spending $35K for Bullard Park security cameras

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 3 May 2022 at 12:18 pm

ALBION – The Village Board has approved spending $35,371 for a camera and security system at Bullard Park.

The village will pay LINSTAR in Buffalo for the security system with federal funding through the American Rescue Plan Act.

The board wants to deter vandalism at the park which has received about $800,000 in recent upgrades with a splash park, new playground equipment, an amphitheater and a utility building with bathrooms.

In other action during last week’s board meeting:

Approved renting out the north pavilion at Bullard Park, the one by the woods, for $25 for village residents and $50 for people outside the village.

Agreed to loan $65,000 from the General Fund to the Sewer Fund to assist with cash flow requirements.

Approved closing East State Street and East Bank Street from Platt to Main Street on June 9 (Thursday) through the close of the Albion Strawberry Festival on June 11 (Saturday). The board also approved use of picnic tables and the Albion Police Department for the festival on June 10-11.

Accepted a $722.86 check from Niagara Metals for the sale of scrap metal to be put into the village’s Equipment Reserves.