The Sedalia City Council heard a presentation on surveillance video cameras along the railroad at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with City Administrator Gary Edwards:
Edwards said the cameras would be to see if there was a train blocking intersections, which causes problems while the Washington Street Bridge is closed. “It turned out to be much more complex than what we anticipated,” said Edwards, “Consequently, the council has said, ‘Let’s hold off on that and look at the bigger picture for the upcoming budget.'” The fact that completion of the bridge is still on schedule, and therefore not far off, was also a factor in the decision. A bid of almost $836,000 was awarded for an aerial fire apparatus. The city is still working on financing for the new fire truck.