Cameras are being installed near U.S. 231 to assist Arab police officers in traffic investigations.

“We’re going to begin with Fourth Avenue but we hope to eventually have cameras at as many intersections as possible,” said Arab Police Chief Ed Ralston.

The cameras will not be used to monitor typical traffic situations, but will help police in making determinations of which vehicle had the right of way in the event of a wreck.

“We’re anxious to see how it will all work, but we think it will help us out in that area a great deal,” he said.

In other business discussed Monday night:

• The city’s new ambulance service officially began operating in Arab July 1.

After Samaritan EMS terminated its contract with the city effective June 30, Mayor Bob Joslin approached Marshall Health Systems about adding its service to the Arab area.

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