ST. CHARLES, Mo (KMOV.com) -- The mayor of St. Charles is asking business owners on Main Street to invest in their own security cameras.
It’s just one of several suggestions to help decrease crime in the downtown area.
Mayor Sally Faith told shop owners the cameras are a good deterrent. Each would cost about $1,000.
The cameras would not be monitored by police, or tie into their system, but if something should happen, police could use evidence from those cameras.
One business owner likes the idea, but thinks it puts too much of a burden on the business owners.
“I think one of the things is putting the responsibility back on us,” said Julie Brack of Cobblestone Cottage
Mayor Faith said the city will offer 10 $500 grants to help pay for cameras.