Decatur Commission considers pool contract, replacing street lights

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 7, 2016
Decatur City Hall.

Decatur City Hall.

The Decatur City Commission will hold its regular meeting on March 7 and will consider a proposal to replace the city’s street lights with LED fixtures.

Commissioners will also consider awarding a contract for management of the city’s pools.

The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be held at City Hall, located at 509 North McDonough Street. All meetings are open to the public.

According to a memo from Assistant City Manager David Junger, “This project would involve replacing approximately 1,379 high-pressure sodium (HPS) and mercury vapor (MV) light fixtures with LED fixtures. The City of Decatur project is part of a statewide Georgia Power initiative to work with local governments to upgrade roadway lights to LED lights.”

Junger says the LED lights will be an improvement.

“Georgia Power indicates that LED lights offer more safety because they produce a broader spectrum of light, which provides better illumination of street signs, bicyclists and pedestrians,” Junger says in the memo. “LED light spreads more evenly, reducing ‘hot spots’ and dark areas. LED fixtures are also more efficient, not only producing more light for less money, but also lasting much longer than traditional HPS fixtures.”

The estimated monthly charge for the fixtures is $17,774.67.

In other business, commissioners will consider awarding a $189,650 contract to Dynamo Pools to operate Glenlake, McKoy and Ebster pools this summer.

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