FRANKLINTON — The town hall where the monthly town board meeting takes place had a different glow Tuesday as newly installed LED lights shone on West Mason Street.
An initiative that Town Manager Tammy Ray and Mayor Elic Senter spearheaded to replace the town’s sodium vapor street lights with new LED bulbs and to deactivate unnecessary street lights is in full swing.
Residents who attended the town board could see the drastic change these LED lights make on the street with a brighter glow, clean white light, and broader illumination than the old sodium vapor orange glowing lights.
During the meeting Mayor Senter reminded residents to come to the town hall Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. for a street light workshop.
Residents will be able to see the town maps that show the locations for the new lamps are planned to be set up and which old lights will be removed.
Also, residents will be able to walk outside onto West Mason Street and see for themselves the new LED lights and actually be able to see the old orange lights just down the street as a comparison.
•Halloween is fast approaching, and Frankenfest on Main will be held Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Kids and parents are invited to trick or treat downtown held 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. Activities for all ages are planned, a pumpkin pageant and a costume contest.
This is a great way to enjoy Halloween in a family-friendly, safe environment.
•Franklinton will hold elections on Nov. 5 at the middle school gym (the former high school gym) and the town hall will be closed Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans’ Day.