Worland City Crews to Address Downtown Streetlights
Written by jordanmckamey on February 7, 2019
At Tuesday’s meeting — Mayor Jim Gill requested — and the council approved the reappointment of all current department heads to their current positions for another year.
Residents have been voicing concern about the burned out streetlights downtown. Superintendent of Public Works Brian Burky relayed to the council that there are currently 55 lights downtown — 12 are burned out — and 12 have ballast issues. Burky stated they could not justify the cost of replacing the current bulbs as constructed because of costs — over $100 per light. He has instead found an LED bulb — which is only $11 — to replace the burned out lights and remove the need for any ballasts in the streetlights. The process will begin shortly. The council also made it clear that residents can contact local law enforcement or the city offices to report a burned out street light. Rocky Mountain Power is working with the city to try and tackle the issue. Mayor Jim Gill stated the council appreciated the public’s patience as the streetlight situation is addressed.