Town council approves lighting project

Alley between Fourth and Fifth Streets West, alongside Kinsmen Park, to get lights to promote safety

Kenneth Brown
of The Clarion

The town’s elected officials have given their consent to proceed with a project to add new outdoor lighting to an alley that runs alongside Kinsmen Park.

Lights will be added to three power poles in the alley between Fourth and Fifth Streets West.

The alley runs alongside the park, and the idea to install lighting at the park was brought forward in the interest of safety.

The park lighting was first discussed at a council meeting on Feb. 12 and council members were in favour of the project, but they wanted to consult with residents whose back yards run along the alley. There are five residential properties along the alley.

Council directed the administration to write a letter to the affected property owners and to make an effort to speak with the residents in person. The results of the consultation were presented to council members ahead of their meeting on Monday night.

For more on this story, please see the Feb. 28 print edition of The Clarion.

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