A proposal to spend the remaining Uptowne money to purchasing security cameras covering most of the Caledonia Street is in the early stages of moving forward.
The NLBA is the fiscal agent of the funds raised for the https://lacrossetribune.com/news/local/uptowne-embracing-unique-character-of-la-crosses-north-side/article_b91c739e-bf51-5ef2-8a02-bb650414aace.htmlUptowne Collective - a rebranding effort for Old Town North / Caledonia Street that slowed to a halt before the pandemic. As the fiscal agent for this group the NLBA Board has held the money awaiting a project to spend down the approximately $7800.
With concerning recent criminal activity on the North side, the NLBA is moving forward with purchasing cameras that tie into the police system via cellular and provide 360-degree coverage. The cameras are approximately $3000 each.
The Uptowne Funds will buy the first two. We are seeking members thoughts on purchasing additional cameras for the North side, starting with greater coverage near the Caledonia Street. We would expand coverage based on funds raised and police input on where coverage is needed most.