Staff Writer

NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council on Tuesday agreed to add security cameras at some village properties.

Intech IT Solutions will be paid a maximum of $7,800 to install high-definition security cameras at the village park and outside the municipal building.

Also, Village Council was told that a grant from the Wood County Park District will pay for new basketball posts and backboards at the park. The grant will provide $12,394, according to Village Administrator Michael Brillhart.

Separately, Council President Matt Beegle asked council to consider a law that would require a person buying a new home in North Baltimore to install sidewalks on the property if there are none. Beegle wondered if the regulation would represent a financial burden to new homeowners.

“I’m only throwing that out there for food for thought,” Beegle said. “Is that a deterrent for people moving into the village?”

The proposal is expected to be discussed at a council committee-of-the-whole session.

In other business, council was informed that bids to build sidewalks near North Baltimore schools will be opened March 29.

Work will be funded via a state Safe Routes to School grant worth $307,000.

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