But mayor Michael Fougere doesn't see that as a viable excuse. He insists three years is simply too long, regardless of what variables are in play.
"There is always new technology, there is always things that could happen but this is part of a strategy and program to protect people at intersections and get some discipline and safety in those intersections. Three years is too long."
Fougere admits that while he wants to see action taken he also isn't even sure what that action should be.
"We will do something. What that is...it certainly shouldn't have taken three years to get this fixed."
Fougere says he had no idea the camera wasn't working until News Talk Radio's stories hit the airwaves.