FRYEBURG PUBLIC MEETING TO CONSIDER STREETLIGHTS

by Tony on March 22, 2012

TOWN LEADERS IN FRYEBURG, MAINE WANT TO TURN OFF AND REMOVE MORE THAN TWO DOZEN STREETLIGHTS AROUND TOWN – AND ARE HOLDING A PUBLIC MEETING THURSDAY NIGHT TO TAKE COMMENTS ON THE IDEA.

TOWN MANAGER SHARON JACKSON SAYS IT COSTS MORE THAN $24,000 A YEAR TO OPERATE THE 163 STREETLIGHTS IN TOWN.

AFTER CONDUCTING A SURVEY THE LIGHTS, SELECTMEN ARE NOW PROPOSING TO SAVE NEARLY $2,900 A YEAR BY ELIMINATING 28 OF THEM.

LIGHTS THAT HAVE BEEN DESIGNATED AS “NOT NEEDED” ARE TAGGED AND WERE SELECTED BECAUSE THERE ARE OTHER LIGHTS NEARBY.

CITIZENS CAN ADOPT A LIGHT AND PAY FOR IT THEMSELVES IF THE FINAL DECISION IS MADE TO SHUT IT DOWN.

TONIGHT’S MEETING STARTS AT 6 P.M. AT THE AMERICAN LEGION HALL ON BRADLEY STREET.