BROADALBIN — Trustees at the village board meeting on Tuesday discussed ongoing projects including the LED lighting project and the water tower replacement project.
Trustee Steve Murray gave updated plans to convert their street lights into LED fixtures, which in April he said National Grid would be reaching out with changes to costs.
Murray said during the meeting on Tuesday that he received updated numbers from National Grid of how much it would cost to buy the street lights and the price went up from about $29,000 to almost $53,000. That shows an increase of 81 percent.
He questioned whether the village continue to pursue the LED lighting project with those numbers increasing.
“It think it’s defiantly something we should pursue; I don’t think we should leave it now,” said Trustee Sue DeRocker. “That’s a huge jump. I think things need to be realistic, everything is going to get tighter and tighter. On the other hand we owe it to our constituents to have updated LED lighting.”
In other news, Mayor Lawrence Cornell said work has continued on the water tower replacement project. In April Cornell said the short-term funding with the EFC closed on April 9. And recently the KB Group Prime Engineering started work they needed to get done. During Tuesday’s meeting he said site work was done, and got information needed to do design work.
“We had a hiccup during the month which gave us a couple extra jobs,” Cornell said. “When we sent in draft number one they refused to pay it, but since then the funds now that have been requested will be wired to our account this Thursday. That project funding has been reinstated. It was one of those things at the state level that put a hold on things.
He said things were held up for a month, but are now back on track with moving forward with planning.