Poles, police cams discussed

Published 9:22 am Wednesday, October 17, 2018


Plans to replace two street lamp poles in the Town of Victoria and to purchase body cameras for members of the Victoria Police Department were under discussion during the Victoria Town Council meeting Oct. 9.

Victoria Town Manager Rodney Newton said the town had two lamp posts at the corner of Main Street and Court Street that were struck by tractor trailers and are expected to be replaced.

Newton said members of the town council also voted to purchase additional banners for new lamp posts that were installed in the last phase of the town’s Streetscape endeavor.

The multi-phased Streetscape project, which began in 2008, has included new and replacement gutters, pavers, landscaping, crosswalks, more ornamental lighting and site furnishings, such as benches, bicycle racks and trash receptacles, and a kiosk located at the Victoria Railroad Park area detailing the town’s history.

Members of the town council are set to vote on policy during the council’s November meeting relating to a decision by the Victoria Police Department to purchase body cameras.

Newton said the police department chose to purchase body cameras to help create a more transparent department. He said the decision was a proactive move by the chief.