GENESEO — The Geneseo Village Board of Trustees discussed the new light poles scheduled to be installed on Main Street later this winter at tonight’s meeting.
The light poles were originally planned to be installed by Christmas, but Rochester Gas & Electric wants their engineers to survey the lights’ locations before installing them. They won’t be able to survey the area until a few weeks.
The poles are a basic Victorian style and will feature white lights instead of yellow to help with visibility. About 20 new lights will be placed on Main Street. The poles may be upgraded in the future by purchasing ornamental bases that wrap around the poles without them being removed.
Trustee Sandy Brennan stated that right now the Village can only afford the more basic lights. She explained that the Department of Transportation has a larger selection of lights, but are more expensive than RG&E. She also said the Village is looking into getting funding from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) since the new lights are more energy efficient than the current ones.
At tonight’s meeting, Mayor Richard Hatheway also showed Board members the new storm drain badges. The badge is a blue metal circle with a silver fish in the middle and silver lettering stating: “No Dumping. Drains to River” The labels are intended to discourage people from dumping potentially hazardous waste into the storm drains. The 100 badges will be placed on drains throughout the Village.