Manor officials consider turning off one-fourth of streetlights
By Chris Foreman
Published: Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Manor officials are considering a plan to eliminate about one-fourth of the street lights in the borough but retain all of the lights at intersections.
Council members reviewed a list of possible lights to shut off at their meeting last week but tabled potential action until the next meeting on April 3 at 7 p.m.
Officials initially broached the topic of turning off some of the lights about three years ago as a cost-savings measure.
The proposal council is considering would eliminate 52 lights, with another six up for discussion.
Officials didn't indicate the amount of money that could be saved by cutting power to the lights, but $8,750 is a quarter of the 2013 street light budget.
Council reduced its 2013 budget for street lighting by $5,000 to $35,000. In December, Manor received a $13,600 credit from West Penn Power because of a billing error for 12 street lights that don't exist.
Many of the lights that are targeted by the plan are on Sandy Hill Road and Manor Harrison City Road. A handful of the lights along the western side of Sandy Hill Road actually are in North Huntingdon, Manager Joe Lapia said.
Others could go off in various residential neighborhoods.
Chris Foreman is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8671, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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