Street lights a possibility down 50 Street in Eckville

Town Council also approved the 2019 proposed budget for the Parkland Regional Library

Street lights down 50 Street in Eckville may be a reality in the near future after a lengthy discussion at Tuesday night’s Town Council meeting.

The Main Street Improvement Project would place 12 street lights, three on each block, down 50 Street.

The Town of Eckville’s CAO Jack Ramsden has been working with FORTIS Alberta and engineers in the early planning stages.

The current plan has the 12 street lights running staggered down each side of 50 Street, but the possibility of running only six double-headed lights down the centre was suggested.

This option would be more cost effective, but it presents its own problem.

Council was unsure if the street was wide enough to run the lights down the middle in fear of the median causing the loss of too much parking.

The Town is going to look at adding angle parking further down the street, as well as redoing the lines to change the degree of angle parking.

The option of changing some, or all, to parallel parking was also brought up, as well as the addition of greenery.

Ramsden is going to continue to work with engineers and bring new findings back to council in November.

On Tuesday Town Council also approved the proposed Parkland Regional Library 2019 budget.

As discussed at the last Town meeting, the proposed budget results in a 13 cent, or two per cent, increase per capita.

The next Town Council meeting is on Oct. 22.

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