Friday, July 8, 2016

WDT: Haphazard Street Lights Frustrate Mayor.

     Mayor Butler is correct in being frustrated with street lights on Clinton Street. A street reconstruction project three years ago left light poles in the middle of sidewalks with unsightly overhead lines feeding them, looking like somebody did the work with extension cords.
     The original designs seemed lacking, but the current cost of relocating is more than Grid wants to spend.
http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/news03/watertown-mayor-wants-more-clinton-street-lampposts-relocated-but-national-grid-says-no-20160708

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hope the planning department will have time to look over the Factory Street design before the poles are planted. Since they aren't working on the Hunger Games proposal anymore, I hope the same mistakes will not be made.

Anonymous said...

The one thing the city seems to excel in, is hiring inept designers and engineers...oh yeah, and contractors too.

Anonymous said...

That's Because no one thought to purchase any easements for the project, ie-engineering dept.

Anonymous said...

Just ditch these "ornamental" street lights altogether. National Grid doesn't want the hassle of maintaining them. The ones we have look absolutely terrible, and only detract from Watertown. Just put up no maintenance cobra heads.

Danny M. Francis (Eyepublius) said...

City: pay to have them removed - case closed.

Anonymous said...

The street lights bother him, but not the empty water fountain site. What a putz...

Anonymous said...

Who ever allowed the street lights to be put in the walks He or She should be held accountable and have pay to have them to be installed correctly . Another case of not knowing what the heck your doing. And don't ask the taxpayers to pay for this blunder.