Marthasville aldermen approve purchasing new cameras for parks, City Hall

By Jason Koch, Editor
Posted 3/4/24

Aldermen in Marthasville MO approved purchasing new security cameras for City Park, Rusche Park, and City Hall from Ra-Comm Securities in Washington.

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Marthasville aldermen approve purchasing new cameras for parks, City Hall


Marthasville aldermen approved an agreement that will bring new security cameras to both of the city’s parks and City Hall during the Feb. 21 board of aldermen meeting.

The agreement passed the board by a 3-0 vote. Alderman Nicholas Lange was absent.

Aldermen agreed to purchase four new cameras for both Rusche Park and City Hall and eight new cameras for City Park from Ra-Comm Securities in Washington.

The cost is not to exceed $1,000 of the quote originally submitted by the company. That quote, which includes the parks and City Hall, was for $11,215.94 and included cameras, a recorder and hard drive, and installation and training on how to use the new system. The quoted cost also includes sales tax, which the city would not have to pay because it is tax exempt.

Marthasville aldermen began discussing the need for camera upgrades at City Park in July after the park bathrooms were vandalized.

Aldermen had discussed at the July 26 meeting the possibility of keeping the park restrooms closed unless there was a public event or the park had been reserved.

Aldermen bristled a bit at that suggestion and instead considered pursuing camera upgrades to better identify the potential culprits.

“It’s a public safety thing,” Alderman Chris DeVore said during that meeting.

Some of the new cameras will be able to see who enters the park bathrooms but there will be no cameras installed inside the bathrooms.

About the author: Jason Koch is the editor of The Warren County Record, and covers local news and government for the newspaper. He has won multiple awards from both the Indiana and Illinois APME and from the Illinois Press Association. He can be reached at 636-456-6397 or at

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