Monday, July 12, 2010

Streetlight meeting (CORRECTED)

Tonight Ward 3 City Councillor Bob Cronin announced a meeting of the Public Safety standing committee for 7 p.m. on July 21.

The meeting will be in City Council Chambers and it is posted as a Committee-of-the-Whole (meaning the whole Council can be there).

Cronin told me (and DN reporter Katie Farrell Lovett) that the city pays a flat fee to National Grid for use of the streetlights.

So if one or two are not working, the city still pays the fee for it/them until someone lets National Grid know it's not working.

Along the same lines, Councillor Ari Herzog put forth an ordinance based on one in Gloucester about setting standards for "outdoor illumination of streets and public ways, property used for commercial and industrial uses and multi-family dwellings."

This relates to those "dark sky" lights, which EAC Chairman Mike Strauss said could be implemented as outdoor lights are replaced. Read this for more information about dark sky lights in Gloucester.


Bob Cronin said...

The streetlight meeting will be in City Hall Council Chambers at July 21 at 7:00 PM. It is Public Safety committee of the whle.

Budget and Finance is at the Library on July 20 at 7:00 PM on July 19.

City Council meeting is July 22

Bob Cronin

Gillian Swart said...

Wow, how did I mess that up? Because I was over-tired, I guess ... thanks, Bob.

Bob Cronin said...

can you change it on your post so there is no confusion?

Ed Cronin or Bob Cameron

Anonymous said...

Cronin is the one with the hair. That's how I keep them straight.

Ed Cameron