Town workers will be meeting today to discuss what it would take to have surveillance cameras in Waveny Park.

This is in response to a petition on Change.org calling for cameras , of which, as of 9 a.m. Thursday, June 6, it had 750 supporters.

The petition comes days after investigators searched Waveny Park for clues in the case of Jennifer Dulos, the mother of five who has not been seen since May 24. Her husband, Fortis Dulos, and his current girlfriend have been charged with tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution.

Director of Recreation Steve Benko plans to meet with a firm called Code Blue along with Director of Public Works Tiger Mann, Thursday, June 6. He said First Selectman Kevin Moynihan had called him to tell him to find out the information.

“It is not a bad idea, it is a matter of infrastructure,” Benko said about having cameras in the park. “I think it is probably a good idea,” but “it could be expensive,” he said.

He was concerned that the infrastructure including electricity, WiFi and cameras could be prohibitive for the Town. Benko noted there is no electricity or WiFi in most parts of the park. Solar power would not work because of the shade on the trails, he added.

He wants to meet with Code Blue to answer questions as to what it would take to install the cameras. “So we can speak intelligently” about the topic because “I don’t know what it would cost,” he said. He said the perimeter of the park alone is almost a mile, not including the trails.

Hilary Ormond, who started the petition, cites not only the search for Jennifer Dulos and the discovery of her car on Lapham Road the night she disappeared, but an Oct. 31, 2017, incident in which a young jogger was verbally accosted. She also cites car break-in along the secluded Lapham Road entrances to the park.

“Cameras are essential at key points along the walking/running trails, specifically in the following areas: i) on the trails that run parallel to the Merritt Highway; ii) on the trails that run parallel to South Avenue; and iii) at the Lapham Road entrance,” the petition reads.

Monday's search was parallel to the Merritt Parkway, not far from the Talmadge Hill train station and the Darien border.

Beatris from Austria, who was in Waveny Park Thursday morning said she "never thought something like that would happen in New Canaan because it is a family happy place."

“We acknowledge that a taxpayer cost will arise from installing such security infrastructure, and we accept that cost as we know our Town officials will administer this project within reason,” the petition reads. It is directed at the Parks & Recreation Commission.

“There has been historical debate around which Town department would manage such cameras and their footage; specifically, whether the Parks & Recreation Department or the Police Department is the appropriate commission to manage this undertaking. We leave those decisions to our Town officials to determine in an expedited fashion,” the petition reads.

"We don't have cameras outside in Austria, but personally I think it would be good to observe people so they would be too scared to do bad stuff," Beatris said.

Town Council member Cristina Ross, in comments on Change.org, said she would raise the issue at the next Town Council meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, June 19, at 7 p.m. in the Town Meeting Room in Town Hall