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Ellwood City, Pa., to Install Traffic, Surveillance Cameras

The Ellwood City Council in Pennsylvania voted in favor of installing seven traffic cameras at key intersections. The cameras will also be connected to a larger county surveillance system.

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(TNS) — Borough council this week approved different matters regarding public safety.

Ellwood City Council approved a new agreement allowing McGonigle Ambulance Service, Medevac Ambulance Services and Noga Ambulance Services to service the borough.

Borough Manager David Allen said having three ambulance service providers will help with response time to incidents.

Council also approved a bid from Security Consulting Systems, worth $26,071, to purchase and install seven traffic cameras.

Allen said they will be placed at the Ewing Park Bridge and the Fifth Street Bridge, in order to monitor traffic at the traffic intersections there.

He said those cameras will also connect to the surveillance system used with Beaver County.

In another vote, council approved an ordinance prohibiting the use of engine brake retarders on motor vehicles on Woodside Avenue (Route 65) from Pershing Street to Mount Vernon Drive.

In a 5-1 decision, council agreed to approve the borough's contract with the Ellwood City Police Department, retroactive from Jan. 1, 2021, to Dec. 31, 2024. Council President George Celli was the dissenting vote, while councilwoman Judith Dici was absent from the meeting.

In a 4-2 decision, council voted to table the promotion of an officer to police sergeant for six months, based on the recommendation of Mayor Anthony Court.

Celli, Jim Berry, Michele Lamenza, and Brad Ovial were in favor of tabling, while Caleb Cragle and Rob Brough were not in favor of tabling.

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