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Mayor says new street lights to be installed this year

Thursday, July 17, 2008

New, more efficient and environmentally-friendly street lights could be in place in Greencastle's downtown area by the end of the year, the mayor announced Wednesday.

Mayor Sue Murray told members of the Greencastle Redevelopment Commission that the lights, which will make use of LED (light emitting diode) technology, will cost the city an estimated $89,000. That money is expected to the come from the Redevelopment Commission.

An example of the new lights is currently on display at city hall. They look very similar to the current streets lights found in the downtown area, but they are specially made for LED lights and also have brackets on them to mount banners or flags for special occasions.

In all, the city intends to purchase 29 new light poles and accompanying LED lights, which will totally replace the current light poles.

As for the current light poles, Murray said it will cost an estimated $18,000 to remove them, bringing the total project cost to just more than $107,000.

The mayor said she is meeting with the only company in Indiana that manufactures the lights next week and hopes to have them installed sometime this fall.

If the city installs the lights, it will become one of the first in the state of Indiana to do so, the mayor said.

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This must be one of the "other pressing things" the mayor has in mind rather than protecting our water supply. By all means, "environmentally friendly" street lights are high priority for downtown Greencastle. Forget about our water supply. Thanks, Sue.

-- Posted by not gullible on Thu, Jul 17, 2008, at 7:44 AM

Headline reads, "Mayor says new street lights to be installed."

*First paragraph says, "lights could be in place" by the end of the year.

*Then, the city intends to purchase...

*Then, hopes to have them installed sometime this fall.

*Then, the last paragraph says, "If the city installs the lights....."

What's going on here?

-- Posted by whodouthinkur on Thu, Jul 17, 2008, at 8:42 AM

Another thing, why didn't we have the money last year? Where did it come from all of a sudden? Can't wait to hear about the benches that the city will be, could be, maybe purchasing. No money for Christmas lights, but all of a sudden with a new administration, we have money for environmentally friendly lights. Sure hope they look pretty.

-- Posted by whodouthinkur on Thu, Jul 17, 2008, at 8:45 AM

Bondsman - Go to the City Building where the Mayor "works" and put a bid in. (Across from the Clark Station)

it is so sad how we can be in recession and they "find" money for street lights, when the street lights we have WORK! It is probably like the end of the story says - If the city installs the lights, it will become one of the first in the state of Indiana to do so, the mayor said. - Whoo hoo - just like childhood - ME First!!

Taxes will probably go up again for this.

-- Posted by luv2bmom2001 on Thu, Jul 17, 2008, at 4:31 PM

Who is claiming "we" are in recession??? This is your opinion, do not speak for me. If there is a recession, as you clam, explain this ...

Bring in the newer, lower-cosing lights, poles, underground power system. Bring it all!

-- Posted by GRNT on Fri, Jul 18, 2008, at 9:45 AM

Where did this money come from all of a sudden! If the Greencastle Redevelopment Committee wants to spend $108,000 on something to beautify our town, fix more streets and sidewalks. That is of better useage to us then being "the first in the state" to have these lights. Whoo Hoo, Yea Me!!!! I know when I go to other communities the first thing I comment on or notice is "the street lights". I never notice how nice the sidewalks are or their roads. Are you kidding me!!! Donate the money to the School so they can pay for transportation of our children. Build a community center or a YMCA!

-- Posted by HelloMcFly on Fri, Jul 18, 2008, at 1:51 PM

One of my "living room" lights is dim out in front of the Alamo Building. Might want to check and see if it needs replaced already. Doesn't make for an inviting space for visitors.

-- Posted by GuyFawkes1105 on Tue, Dec 23, 2008, at 3:28 AM

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