IN BRIEF: Conyers city council approved a $330,000 contract with the IronSky company for 25 public safety cameras to be placed through the Ga. Highway 138 corridor, West Avenue corridor, and the Walmart shopping area.
The exact locations are still being worked out for the cameras, which will be operated by the Conyers Police as a surveillance tool in high traffic shopping areas where more crime occurs. The contract includes the service fee for this year, and if no more cameras are added, the service fee will remain about $38,000 per year, according to IT Director Chris Fisher.
An additional personnel was added to the 911 communications center for the operation of the camera surveillance.
In other city council business:
The council unanimously approved renewing the contract for manure removal and wood shaving sales for the Georgia International Horse Park with current provider Queen Wood. Tbe contract was tabled last month after competing vendor Forest Sales questioned the staff recommendation to go with Queen Wood, although Forest Sales offered a lower price. GIHP director Jennifer Bexley reviewed the bid evaluations last month and explained the service and experience Queen Wood had with providing shavings and timely manure removal for their equestrian customers led to the recommendation.