Village board moving forward with plans for LED street lighting

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CLINTON — The Village Board approved a motion to convert all street lighting in the village to LED lighting during its regular meeting at Lumbard Hall on March 4.

This change would save the village around $8,000 annually on its energy bill, and would reduce power consumption by around 86,000 kilowatt-hours, village officials said. The change would be implemented by National Grid. The current lighting uses very yellow, high pressure sodium bulbs. The new bulbs would be 4,000 kelvin lights and would be closer to white in color. 

The new lighting would be similar to the lighting at Hamilton College, which uses 5,500 kelvin lights. If any residents of the village have questions or concerns about the change, board members ask that they be contacted.

In other village business:

• The South Street water tank solar and radio telemetry system and level system is in place.

• Sanford BFDs and variable speed pumps have been installed.

• Three fire hydrants have been recently replaced, and eight fire hydrants have been replaced in total since last year.

• Two new fire hydrants have been installed.

• The annual meeting has been set for April 1.

• A public hearing was opened for the 2019-20 tentative village budget, which will be finalized at the annual meeting on April 1.

• A public hearing was opened for the Local Law in Excess of Tax Levy Limit.

• The Memorial Day parade was approved for May 27.

• A one-year extension was approved for Scully Refuse Service.

• Parking spots have been reserved for trucks used for shredding cans, and electronics on April 27 for Community Collection Day.

• A resolution to establish energy benchmarking requirements was approved.

• A resolution to adopt the unified solar permitting process established by the state was approved.

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