By ERIC SCHAADT

Staff Writer

NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council on Tuesday gave the first reading to an ordinance that, if approved, would install security cameras at the village park and outside the municipal building.

Intech IT Solutions would provide a high-definition camera system at a cost not to exceed $7,800.

The measure will require two more readings before council takes a final vote.

Also, Village Council authorized a study of bulk water rates in North Baltimore.

If enacted, Civil Engineering Solutions will conduct a study of bulk water rates at a cost not to exceed $4,600.

Currently, the village has two tiers for such water sales, but may add another tier to “encourage economic development,” according to Councilman Aaron Patterson.

Separately, the village is looking at pay raises for village employees this year.

Village Administrator Michael Brillhart is collecting information on the salaries of municipal employees in the area.

The information is slated to be presented to Village Council next week at an informal council-of-the-whole session.

Also, council hired David Collins as a part-time village police officer at $12 an hour.

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