Harrison Hot Springs will be replacing its remaining 44 incandescent street lights, including those on the beachfront. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Harrison to bring better lighting to boat launch

The four new lights were made possible by not replacing concrete light poles on Hot Springs Road

Harrison Hot Springs will be upgrading the lights at the boat launch to make the area brighter and safer.

The boat launch will be getting four new LED light posts, to match the more than 70 LED lights that were put in Harrison’s residential areas earlier this year. The lights will provide better illumination for the area, particularly after the synthetic outdoor rink is installed, while using the same amount of energy as the one incandescent light currently installed.

The project came before council on July 8, as staff discovered that nearly $30,000 could be saved if four of the 44 lights that were set to be upgraded to LEDs didn’t have the concrete poles replaced.

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These lights, located along the Harrison waterfront, would have cost $186,258. Not replacing the four concrete poles saved the village $29,500, which could then be used to fund the four lights at the boat launch.

Harrison council approved the change on Monday, July 8. The new total cost of the project being undertaken by Moonlight Electric Inc. will be up to $186,000.

The cost of the upgrades will be paid for through UBCM’s Federal Gas Tax Strategic Priorities Fund.

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