The design phase of the new CCTV system planned for Carrick-on-Shannon has now been completed and the project will cost about €100,000.
The business community is now set to lodge an application for funding under a new government scheme.
Last year it was decided not to introduce a bylaw on drinking on the streets of Carrick because of the affect it could have on the hen and stag party industry.
Leitrim Joint Policing Committee postponed it for a year to see if a CCTV system could be put in place to solve the growing number of assaults and public-order incidents in the town.
A committee has been formed to organise it, including businessmen, Leitrim Superintendent Kevin English and representatives from Leitrim County Council and the town’s chamber of commerce.
The government recently announced whereby community groups can apply for funding of up to 60 per cent of the total capital cost of a CCTV system, up to a maximum of €40,000.
The Carrick one will cost between €90,000 to €100,000, and President of the chamber Colm McGrath is confident a large portion of that will be raised by the business community.