The Hamilton Township Committee voted 3-2 Tuesday to start the application process for installing a system of red-light cameras at the intersection of the Black Horse Pike and Wrangleboro Road.

The vote gives a contractor, American Traffic Solutions Inc., permission to file an application with the state Department of Transportation for the intersection to be examined to determine if the cameras are needed to improve safety, township solicitor Robert Sandman said.

If the intersection is approved by the state, the township would have to pay $4,700 per camera or $19,000 for four cameras, Sandman said. The money would be taken out of fines collected, and if a monthly fine total was less than the cost, the township would not be responsible for it, he said.

Committee members Tom Palmentieri and Roger Silva cast the dissenting votes.

Police Chief Stacy Tappeiner said in August that the Police Department was unaware of whether there is a problem at the intersection because the department does not have the staffing to monitor for red-light violations.

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