Should Tax Payers Foot the $80K Bill for Downtown Lights?
The city of Montgomery is sprucing up the riverfront by adding energy-efficient LED lights in the pedestrian tunnel. The estimated cost for these lights is $80,000, and that has some wondering if the plug needs to be pulled on this project.
He says the pedestrian tunnel that leads to Riverfront Park will now be lined with these energy-efficient lights, which cost more than a $1,000 a panel. Making the total estimated cost of the project: $80,000.
Emerson says he's still looking for outside funding, but as it stands, the city is paying for the lights.
Emerson says the lights will be programmed, and likely be turned off during the day. The city hopes to have the lights on before New Years Day.