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New Kensington to install more LED streetlights

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New Kensington is moving ahead with the installation of new LED street lights downtown. They plan to spread the cost out over a five-year period.
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New Kensington is moving ahead with the installation of new LED street lights downtown. They plan to spread the cost out over a five-year period. Wednesday June 12, 2019.
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New Kensington is moving ahead with the installation of new LED street lights downtown. They plan to spread the cost out over a five-year period. Wednesday June 12, 2019.

New Kensington is moving ahead with the installation of new LED streetlights downtown.

City council on Monday authorized City Clerk Dennis Scarpiniti and City Engineer Tony Males to enter into negotiations for the new lights.

They will be negotiating with representatives from Connected Energ Group and Tudi Mechanical Systems.

Scarpiniti said the lights will be purchased through Connected Energy, and Tudi Mechanical will install them.

He said both organizations are approved by COSTARS, the state’s collective purchasing program, so there will be no contract bidding .

Although a price has yet to be determined, Scarpiniti said there will be one advantage to the city through the process. It does not require any “upfront” money from the city to do the work, something made possible through a program sponsored by Constellation Energy, which supplies electricity to the city.

“They will spread (the cost) out in our electric bill over a five-year period,” Scarpiniti said.

According to Scarpiniti, the LED lights the city now has were installed 10 years ago.

Overall, he said there will be 170 lights installed in the upcoming program.

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