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Earlier this year, the town of Colonie planned to install a video surveillance system at its landfill on Route 9. Joseph Stockbridge, the town's director of environmental services, said the cameras would be used to improve the waste screening process, fiscal management of the facility and site security.
The 120-acre landfill is difficult to monitor, he said. Camera eyes could substitute for human eyes under certain circumstances.
It seemed like a good plan.
But many of the people working at the landfill thought otherwise The plan "raised a lot of ire on the part of employees," Stockbridge said. Employees had questions about the camera system's …