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EXCLUSIVE $400,000 Grove Street Lights Go Dark!


By Hilde Kate Lysiak

The $400,000 Street Lights installed by Selinsgrove have stopped working only three months after first being installed.

At 7:30pm on October 17th the OSN counted that seven out of the twelve lights installed on Pine Street were not working.

The Borough says that workers are hard at work fixing the problem.

“They’re working on it while we speak,” Borough Manager Paul Williams told the OSN.

When the street lights were first installed in July, which cost over $400,000 according to Williams, there was a lot of great feedback.

“It spruces up the city,” one resident told the OSN.

Other people said it would stop crime.

“It will cut down on crime,” light installed, Grant Neff, told the OSN.

The Selinsgrove borough could not provide the OSN with a time when the lights would  be fixed or a reason why they stopped lighting.


7 comments on “EXCLUSIVE $400,000 Grove Street Lights Go Dark!

  1. Anonymous
    October 18, 2016

    With all the lights out it, Selinsgrove becomes very inviting to clowns.


  2. David Rice
    October 18, 2016

    $33,333 per light to install; about $13,000 per light to power and maintain each light per year. Argh!


  3. Chase Barber
    October 18, 2016

    Wow! I think the real story is why it costs over $33,000.00 per light.


  4. Fredric L. Rice
    October 18, 2016

    “It will cut down on crime…”

    Um, no, actual studies of streets that are lighted do not show any decrease in crime from prior rates where there were no such lights, that’s a mistaken belief.


  5. Gary Hillard
    October 19, 2016

    Why does a single street light cost $33,000? I’d like to know what the connections are between the city and the contractor.

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