Fulton Utility Board replaces hail-damaged lights downtown

Micah Harris replaces a globe cover on the street lights on Court Street in downtown Fulton on Monday. The majority of the downtown street light covers have hail damage. The electric department is replacing the damaged globes throughout downtown Fulton.

Micah Harris replaces a globe cover on the street lights on Court Street in downtown Fulton on Monday. The majority of the downtown street light covers have hail damage. The electric department is replacing the damaged globes throughout downtown Fulton. Megan Favignano

The Fulton Utility Board recommended the city, Fulton Chamber of Commerce and Brick District work together on a cost-share program to replace the white Christmas lights in downtown Fulton.

The board discussed the lights at its meeting on Monday afternoon. Many of the lights were broken from hail damage in a storm this past spring.

The board recommended the businesses purchase materials and the city donate the time and resources to replace the lights.

When the lights were first installed, the businesses paid for materials and the city donated time for installation and maintenance. Utility Board members also recommended the city start replacing lights downtown first.

The Christmas lights are not the only lights being replaced downtown. The electric department has been replacing the globe light covers on the street lights in downtown Fulton.

The majority of the downtown street lights suffered hail damage, just like the Christmas lights.

New city warehouse project to open for bids Sept. 11

The Fulton Utility Board excepts construction bidders to be able to pick up specifications for the new city warehouse by the end of this week. The project will be open for construction bids on Sept. 11.

The current warehouse and garage facility is located off Westminster Avenue.

The building’s age and the city’s need for space led to the decision to move the warehouse. The new facility will be built off of Brookside Drive.

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