Tuesday, November 13, 2012
For an additional $69 per month, Summerville can improve the lighting in the entire subdivision of Robynwyn.
During Town Council’s public works meeting Wednesday, Town Engineer Russ Cornette said SCE&G said it can replace the 47 light poles in the neighborhood to provide more light, which Councilman Aaron Brown hopes will deter crime.
Other cities that have improved the lighting in crime hotspots have achieved remarkable results, he said.
“They’ve changed the whole atmosphere,” Brown said.
The current poles reach 13 feet above street level and have 150 watt bulbs. The new poles would reach 24 feet above street level and have 300 watt bulbs, lighting the entire street, he said.
SCE&G installed three of the new poles at the entrance to the subdivision for residents to review. Brown said he’s gotten only positive comments about the new poles.
The committee reacted favorably to the proposal.