Berke Team To Analyze Lepard LED Lighting System By May 10

Saturday, April 26, 2014

A new report by City Auditor Stan Sewell about a huge street lighting investment by the city says a team helping Mayor Andy Berke analyze it should have a decision by May 10.

The report says the prior Littlefield administration approved the purchase of up to 27,000 lights from the locally-based Global Green Lighting firm. However, the initial purchase was limited to $6 million, and $136,165 of that amount remains unspent.

Officials of the EPB have expressed skepticism about the new system, which is touted to have a very favorable eventual payoff for the city.

The installation charge has been higher than the projected $70 per light, and Global Green Lighting has offered to take over the installation for the $70 amount.

Click here to read the report.


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