The board also agreed to allow the construction crew to do testing and preliminary work on the building before they leave. The board approved a critical impact resolution for renovations to the building at its Jan. 10 meeting.
— The village has installed two new LED street lights on Route 20 by Thayer Park, said Bob Lotkowictz, village Director of Municipal Operations. The new lights give off a whiter light compared to the high-pressure sodium bulbs that are in most of the village’s street lights. The new lights are capped on the top to reduce light pollution in the sky and use one third the electricity of the old kind.
The village is looking to get feedback from residents about the new type of lighting to decide if they will continue to replace the village’s lights with LED bulbs, Lotkowictz said.
— The village voted to put out a bid for a contract for the installation of solar photovoltaic roof-top panels for the new village hall building on March 19. The solar panels will be a key part of the building’s planned “net-zero” energy consumption, said Locktowictz.
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