Council approves new streetlight fixtures for E Main Street
New LED lighting will replace existing high-pressure sodium lights along newly renovated streetscape
City Council gave a unanimous go-ahead for new, more energy efficient LED streetlight fixtures along E Main Street downtown at their meeting on Monday, capping off a recently completed streetscaping project that included straightening the curves on E Main Street between Church and Liberty streets, widening the sidewalks, and adding new larger tree islands between sections of parallel parking. Link Electric Inc. of Spartanburg was awarded the $74,906 contract for the new lighting.
Also approved at the meeting were a pair of stormwater culvert replacements. North American Pipeline Management, Inc. was the low bidder for both projects, Farley Avenue at $95,748 and Maryland Avenue at $99,466. Weather permitting, construction on both projects is expected to take around 30 days. Funding for the culvert replacements comes from the City's stormwater fund.
In other business, Council voted 7-0 to approve a rezoning request for three contiguous properties, 74 West Saint John Street, 459 Stevens Street and “0” Saint John Street. Property owners, hopeful of encouraging a future office space redevelopment, requested that the properties be rezoned from general residential to limited office district.
For more on Monday's Council meeting, see the full video and roundup of our live tweets below.