Other (indicate in message) June 25, 2018 (5 months ago)

LED Streetlights – Canton

Hello Sunshine Request!

I would like to inquire about any feasibility studies, internal (town staff) communications, or cost/benefit analyses on the part of the Town of Canton regarding the implementation and/or replacement of streetlights with LED lamps. Seeing as though our area is solely dependent upon coal-generated electricity, and improvement in energy conservation is hugely important!

I would like for the request to encompass the last five years, and for any email or memorandum communication to be in an easy-to-read format.

Thank you!

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • December 14, 2018 2:51 pm

    1 day ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: Jason Burrell <jason@cantonnc.com>
    date: Dec 14, 2018, 2:51 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: LED Streetlights – Canton

     

    Hi Jason,

     

    Thank you for your assistance with this! We’ve updated the request on our site and marked it as complete.

     

    We appreciate your help,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • December 12, 2018 3:28 pm

    3 days ago

    from: Jason Burrell <jason@cantonnc.com>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    cc: “markeync@gmail.com” <markeync@gmail.com>,
    Lisa Stinnett <lstinnett@cantonnc.com>
    date: Dec 12, 2018, 3:28 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: LED Streetlights – Canton

     

    Per your request:

     

    In 2015-2016 the Town of Canton took advantage of a program which Duke Energy offered its municipal customers. For street lights (various types = MV, HPS, and MH) which were over 20 years old Duke Energy committed to convert those over to LED at no cost to the municipality as a system-wide effort to conserve electricity and better serve its communities. As part of the program, if a municipal customer wished to convert those streetlights which were under 20 years old to LED the cost amounted to $50/light.

     

    At the time there were approximately 932 street lights located within the Town of Canton. Of those, 135 fixtures, lights, etc did not have a comparable LED replacement. Of those 797 street lights which were eligible for conversion to LED, 710 were over the age of 20 years, therefore would be/were replaced by Duke Progress at no cost to the town. Town Administrative Staff and the Board agreed that the nominal cost of ~$4,350 (87 Streetlights under 20 yrs old x $50) was well worth the investment to 1) ensure that all streetlights (that could be) were uniform throughout Town, 2) continue the Town of Canton’s commitment to energy efficiency and 3) the converted cost based on charge/fee for streetlights with LED vs previous varieties was estimated to be approximately $1,304 less/month ($15,648 less/annually) then previous.

     

    I hope this assists with the inquiry and provides requested information.

     

    Respectfully,
    Jason Burrell
    Town Manager


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • December 12, 2018 2:53 pm

    3 days ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: jburrell@cantonnc.com,
    markeync@gmail.com
    cc: info@cantonnc.com
    date: Dec 12, 2018, 2:53 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: LED Streetlights – Canton

     

    Hello Town of Canton,

     

    Just checking in on this. We are looking to complete this request on our site and were just wondering if it was being processed on your end and when you anticipated it to be finished? Please let us know if there is anything we can do to assist.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • November 29, 2018 12:34 pm

    2 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: jburrell@cantonnc.com,
    markeync@gmail.com
    date: Nov 29, 2018, 12:34 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: LED Streetlights – Canton

     

    Hello Town of Canton,

     

    Hope you’ve been well! We are looking to complete this request on our site and were just wondering if it was being processed on your end and when you anticipated it to be finished? Please let us know if there is anything we can do to assist.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • July 13, 2018 4:43 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: jburrell@cantonnc.com,
    markeync@gmail.com
    date: Fri, Jul 13, 2018 at 4:43 PM
    subject: Records Request: LED Streetlights – Canton

     

    Hello Town of Canton,

     

    I work for a website called Sunshine Request www.sunshinerequest.com. We built a site that makes it easier to make public records requests by filling out a simple form, and the results of any requests are posted on our site. This allows citizens to learn more about our local government, while saving staff from having to fulfill duplicate requests. If you have any questions about the project, please let me know, and I’ll be happy to answer.

     

    We recently received a request for information that may be available in your office. If there’s another party that we should be contacting about this request then please let us know.

     

    Here are the details sent by the requester:

     

    Subject: LED Streetlights – Canton

     

    Message:

     

    “Hello Sunshine Request!

     

    I would like to inquire about any feasibility studies, internal (town staff) communications, or cost/benefit analyses on the part of the Town of Canton regarding the implementation and/or replacement of streetlights with LED lamps. Seeing as though our area is solely dependent upon coal-generated electricity, and improvement in energy conservation is hugely important!

     

    I would like for the request to encompass the last five years, and for any email or memorandum communication to be in an easy-to-read format.

     

    Thank you!”

    We appreciate your help.
    Have a great evening!


    Status: Sent to Government