By Greg Bennett
People could soon have a live eagle-eye view of Shelburne from the top of the Cox Warehouse.
Deputy Mayor Rick Davis is heading up an initiative to place a harbour web cam in the cupola of the historic waterfront building to live stream the happenings on the waterfront and harbour.
Davis says he has verbal permission to install a video camera at the top of the building. Last week he asked for town’s council’s approval to continue his investigation into costs and whether any partnerships could be made towards the operation and installation of the camera.
Davis said he has had discussions with the company that operates webcams across the province, NS Webcams, but balked at the installation fee.
The Deputy Mayor said he was more interested in purchasing a high definition camera that could tilt or zoom remotely.
He envisions the camera being used to zoom in on the sailboat races down the harbour or at the waterfront during the Whirligig Festival, Founders Days or other events.
Council approved the concept in principle, with a potential financial commitment of $1,500.
Town CAO Dylan Heide noted that The Town of Lockeport had expressed similar interest in adding a webcam within its community and said that there may be an opportunity for them to partner in the effort.