REPORTING · 26th March 2014
Kitimat Council was going through a status report of open assignments on Monday, March 24th at their Committee of the Whole Meeting. There were several items which were brought up and one of them was improving lighting in Cablecar.
The report given to Council explained that lighting in Cablecar and similar subdivisions is installed at intersections only. This was a compromise between people who wanted lighting and people who did not. Lighting the intersections improved night visibility and safety. To date, there have been few concerns about lighting.
Councillor Corinne Scott wanted to poll the residents of Cablecar to see what they would be happy with.
Councillor Mario Feldhoff stated finding out the cost of the lighting was a part of the original motion.
District Engineer Tim Gleig explained the BC Hydro lights are based on a fixed cost per month, he estimated it at $35 per light per month. Bringing it to illumination standards, like in town, is going to be difficult because they are only put on existing poles.
Councillor Mary Murphy stated other Councillors have been approached on the subject since she brought it forward.
Feldhoff made a motion to keep this item on the list of priorities pending a polling of Cablecar residents. The motion was called and carried.