DURANT - Area residents are looking to brighten up the Durant community and the city council took a big step toward that with approval of a proposal for new LED lighting around town with Oklahoma LED.
The agreement comes at a cost of
"The group surveyed lighting on all the buildings around the city for a couple-week period and we feel the energy savings would pay for the financing over a five-year period," Dalton said. "Interest rates are extremely low right now, so this is as good a time as any to get this loan. Based on the numbers we have, it will provide a 57 percent savings in energy cost over that five years.
"LED lights are almost maintenance free as well, so the long-term return on our investment should be very good."
According to Dalton, Oklahoma LED is the largest retrofit company in the state and currently has over 200 school districts statewide in its clientele. It will replace current bulbs with nine-watt LED bulbs, which will lower the wattage without losing any brightness and be at an 86 percent lower cost to operate.
The company utilizes a sophisticated software called Snap County, which is known for its accuracy. Oklahoma LED officials added that more than likely the rebate from
"It's not actually going to be costing us anything more currently than we are already spending now," Mayor
In other action, the council awarded financing for a bid from
Also, the current State of Emergency declaration in the city was extended until
A recommendation by the
"This is a very noble and honorable gesture by the board," Councilman
The city recently received a grant from the
A sealed bid for
Finally, several projects were approved to utilize reimbursement from the government's Cares Forward funds.
According to City Manager
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