Sea Girt replaces old streetlights in borough

The white lamp posts located throughout the borough, this one on the corner of First and Brooklyn avenues, were first installed in the 1920s and have become rusty. PHOTO BY ERIN BRAUTIGAN

SEA GIRT — Some of the streetlights within the borough will be getting a makeover.

At the Wednesday, Jan. 23 Sea Girt Borough Council meeting, the council unanimously approved Ordinance No. 03-2019 for updates to borough lighting.

According to Mayor Ken Farrell, the lights were installed in the 1920s and haven’t been changed out since and will be replaced with lights similar to those in the downtown district of the borough.

The borough has $200,000 in the account for the project even though they are only appropriating $125,000 for it, the mayor said. Some of the money has come from a grant.

“We applied for a grant to get money back after what we spent in [Superstorm] Sandy. We were successful in getting $91,000,” Mayor Farrell said.

The rest of the money is money raised through taxes several years ago the borough had set aside.

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