Downtown Street Lighting:  E. Railroad and W. Center Streets

The Sandwich City Council wants to eventually replace the street lights on E. Railroad St. (top photo).  In the future, the council will discuss whether similar lights to those on W. Center St. (bottom photo) would be an option. ( photos by James Wyman)

At Monday night's Sandwich City Council Committee of the Whole meeting, aldermen discussed the continuing problems with street lights in the downtown area.

Alderman Fred Kreinbrink asked City Engineer Public Works Director Tom Horak if there is a plan for street light replacement in the downtown area.

Horak added that the council will have to determine what type of street lights would be installed in the area of E. Railroad and N. Main streets.

The City of Sandwich installed antique street lights in 2015 on W. Center St. from N. Main to Green St.

Horak spoke about having similar street lights on E. Railroad St.

Alderman Kreinbrink says he is concerned how these capital projects, such as street lighting, road and sidewalk repair, and the new police station will be paid for in light of the Police Pension Fund deficit.

In other business at Monday's meeting, Horak announced that city crews will be picking up branches that fell during the recent wind storm.  That pick-up will occur next week.  Residents should have the branches at the curb.

Horak also announced that there will be a meeting regarding the Little Rock Creek Watershed Plan this Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in the council chambers.

The city is hoping that grant money from the watershed plan will help the city in its efforts to eliminate flooding in the northeast part of Sandwich.

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