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Lancaster village streets may get brighter


Lancaster’s village streets could get brighter, courtesy of LED lights.

Village leaders are studying an initiative pushed by New York’s Conference of Mayors that could lead to what some say could be more efficient and brighter lighting on village streets.

The idea was discussed informally Monday by the Village Board, which will study whether to buy the light standards from New York State Electric & Gas – which owns the majority of the lights throughout the village – and transform them into LED lighting and outright own the street lights.

Two firms have recently approached the village, saying they can facilitate the process, village officials said.

A village committee will look at projected energy efficiency, whether some streets are overlit or underlit, whether maintenance can be reduced and potential cost savings if the village owned the ights and light poles.

The utility owns the village street lights except for ones on West Main and the historic section of Central Avenue, said Deputy Mayor Kenneth O’Brien III.

This week:

The Lancaster Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7275 will hold a memorial service at 9 a.m .at the Lake Avenue Veterans Park.

Following the services, a parade will assemble and proceed down Lake Avenue and onto School Street, then down Pleasant Avenue to Central Avenue and end on Clark Street at the Lancaster Town Hall.

Refreshments will be served following the parade at the VFW Post, 3741 Walden Ave., courtesy of the post.

• The town Planning Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Town Hall, 21 Central Ave.