FRYEBURG PUBLIC MEETING TO CONSIDER STREETLIGHTS

by Christian Mower 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.