A report on the City Council meeting in the Aug. 14 Tribune Gazette did not mention the Street Committee’s recommendation to being replacing the street lights taken down as a budget measure. Alderperson Greg Rose reported on the Street Committee recommendation since he had presided at the committee meeting in the absence of the committee chair.
The Street committee’s recommendation included a plan to replace lights with energy saving lights beginning immediately as labor was available at the Utility. The cost would come from the Capital Fund of 2015. The Utility Committee has questions about the cost and asked that the matter be referred back to them.
The Street Committee commended the Utility staff for coming up with a comprehensive proposal requested at its last meeting. The Utility staff is seeking information from the Public Service Commission since the use of different lights requires different rates.
It’s important that the citizen’s who have urged the return of street lights removed know that action is being taken to listen to their wishes.
Alderperson District 4
Street Committee member
Editor’s Note: The article in the Aug. 14 Tribune Gazette about the city street lights was about the Street Committee meeting held Aug. 5. The Aug. 21 issue of the Tribune Gazette included an article about the street light discussion that took place at the Aug. 12 Clintonville City Council meeting.