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____________________Frequently Asked Questions
Why are we spending tax payer money on new street lights when the lights we have are working fine?
- The existing street lights are aging, inefficient and expensive to maintain. As a not for profit utility, our new street lights are funded solely by the Electric Division revenues. No taxpayer money is used.
- The existing street light locations were designed years ago in accordance with the lighting fixture specifications. The new lights are much more efficient, appealing to the eye, and require careful design considerations to maximize those efficiencies. The existing wiring is also aging and expensive to maintain. The new wiring system has been improved and will be protected in conduit.
What happens if the new light conflicts with a street tree?
- Several factors are considered during the design phase including: intersections, distance between lights and property lines. Conflicts with trees are minimal, however where conflicts with trees are unavoidable the tree is trimmed or removed.
- The new street lights are black with post top luminaries, 14 ft. tall as shown: