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Turn on the Lights

Date posted - November 5, 2013

Last nite, MONDAY when “some” stores are open I go to shop to only see 1/2 of the “new” streetlights on!!! The new dntn was suppose to “attact” people, I didn’t feel very comfortable walking around in a partial lit area. Wasn’t it said that the break in @ Mastbergen’s might of been “easier” due to the LACK OF LIGHTING!? Also, didn’t “we” pay for this “new” dntn? TURN ON ALL THE LIGHTS!!

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10 Responses to “Turn on the Lights”

  1. Just wondering says:

    Agreed, if it were’nt for Ben Franklin and Dollar General Store lights, 3rd Ave would be be one dark canyon. What’s up with the one portable handicap ramp in front of the lawyer’s office at the intersection of 3rd ave and 10th st. ?

    • Just Me says:

      Glad to know I’m not the only one who noticed the issue with the handicap ramp. Bumpouts issues aside, anyone in a wheelchair has to fight traffic through the already narrow intersection to access the ramps. Am sad to see that issue was not addressed on the now-poured intersection of 4th & 9th.

      Back to the lights, they are dimmer than what we had. And also disappointing to see that the style doesn’t match the “park” area light fixtures next to the Dental Office. But after the Mastbergen break-in in the pitch-black of night, any lights are still better than none.

  2. been around the block says:

    maybe if they upgraded from 40 to 60 watt bulbs

  3. Gramma46 says:

    The downtown project is a joke just like Obama Care. But guess who the joke is on US the taxpayers meaning us that work for a living.

  4. KW says:

    I think the lights down town match the complete project, covering everything with poor illumination and not bring to light the things that were really needed and asked for.

  5. Biker says:

    I had to look after I read this….yes poor lighting. Who made this decision? I spoke with mid American people, they informed me it was against there judgment for lighting purposes. So was there a special lighting committe that seen these lights elsewhere and thought that’s what I want vs that’s what sheldon needs?

  6. yardman says:

    drove down there this morning to check this out. Yes they are very dim lights. Not sure if they were just going for a look as the poles do look nice.

    • Dave Popkes says:

      Many of the lights are not hooked up to electric yet. Each black light is 100 watts, and each tall light on the ends is 400 watts each. This was what the mid America people showed us to put in and then was selected by a committee. It will be brighter when all the lights are hooked up. Contractor was on time until they left for a couple of weeks for another job. There is a time table for this to be done, and they are past that.

  7. biker says:

    Dave….who is on this so called light committe that you mention? Also where exactly is it stated that the contractor is past his alotted time and what, if any are the fee’s assosiated with this contract.

  8. Red says:

    Even before the construction, the stores are mostly closed on Monday nights, downtown.

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