Wednesday, May 31, 2017

In the News: LED street lights approved

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"With the Town Council voting in favor a plan to convert local streetlights to LED, the town must now undergo an audit of its current lights. 
The council, at its May 24 meeting, unanimously authorized $650,000 in borrowing for the project, which would replace 1,650 streetlights. 
Deputy Town Administrator Jamie Hellen told the council that a new state government grant - which would cover 30 percent of labor and material costs - as well as a $100,000 incentive from National Grid would shorten the amount of time needed for the project to pay for itself. The total cost to the town is estimated to be about $400,000. 
With these funds, the town’s break-even point would come in four to five years instead of nine to 10 years, Hellen said. Officials noted that LED lights typically last about 15 years."

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For all that occurred during the two Town Council meetings last week, check the summary here

In the News: LED street lights approved
In the News: LED street lights approved

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