The cost to monitor the goings-on at a Woodbridge skateboard park will cost a tenth of the price of the skateboard park itself.
The Woodbridge council approved a resolution that will fund an almost $55,000 camera surveillance system to be upgraded at the skateboard park located next to the Evergreen Center in the Colonia section of the township.
The skateboard park itself cost $500,000 in borrowed money. It still hasn't been officially opened yet, but that hasn't stopped skateboarders, including some with New York license plates, from using the park on a daily, and noisy, basis.
The skateboard haven is located cheek-by-jowl with St. John Vianney Church, whose proximity to the township-run skateboard park has proven to be a headache. Litter, noise, cursing, and the constant use of the park from dawn to dusk - and the parking of the skateboarders on church property - has caused church officials to complain to the township administration that something has to be done.
The Woodbridge town council included the $54,800 camera surveillance resolution in two bits of business at the December 4 council meeting.
The first was the second reading of an ordinance that would limit parking at the St. John Vianney parking lot to parishioners and people there on church business.
The camera surveillance resolution was awarded in a no-bid contract Integrated Systems and Services, Inc. of Eatowntown. The resolution approved bonding the money for the camera system.