Lighting to be upgraded
The lighting at the Northampton Fire Department's station on Lerchenmiller Drive will be upgraded with energy saving lighting at no cost to the borough.
Borough Manager Gene Zarayko, in a report to council Sept. 18, said PPL is sponsoring the program. Valley Electric will replace the existing lighting.
"The total cost is $10,205 and this will be free of charge from PPL's E-power program. We anticipate saving $6,881 a year on our electric bill," Zarayko said.
Council was informed it may be a major undertaking involving wiring at the sewer plant.
Zarayko said there are problems with some of the banks UV lighting.
"This might be a major undertaking because there are approximately 160 lamps and all the wires run through one conduit," he said.
Road improvements continue by the borough's public works personnel. A section of 29th Street was repaved.
Crews also repaved a section of Howertown Road, south of Fourth Street, which Zarayko reported "was badly deteriorated."