The future look of downtown Drumheller, at least when the lights are on, is up for discussion this week.
The Town of Drumheller and ATCO Electric are hosting an open house on Tuesday, August 29 to give people a look at new street lights they hope to have in place next summer.
"The lights are quite old, in excess of 30 years old, we can't get parts for them anymore (and) we're kind of cobbling together pieces, and the wiring is starting to go as well," explained Darryl Drohomerski, the town's Director of Infrastructure Services.
They're getting together with the public Tuesday evening at 6:00 p.m. in the old Low Left Golf shop on 3 Avenue West. It should last about an hour and a half.
"To show them some ideas about what kind of decorative lighting options are available switching to an LED light," explained Drohomerski. "There will be folks from ATCO there as well as from the Town to discuss some of the options that we want to look to get their feedback on for installation next year."
"They (ATCO) supply a portion of the cost of the light (and) the Town pays the rest: in this case it's about a 50-50 split," noted Drohomerski. "ATCO's looking at putting in all new wiring to be able to service all of these lights properly so we don't have issues putting brand new lights up with old wiring."
The new LED street lights would save the Town a bundle in electricity, plus they can be 'steered' to provide light where needed.

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