Township council discussed the use of LED lighting on Main Street at its Jan. 24 meeting.
Township Manager Kevin Aberant explained that the street’s light poles were installed 20 years ago and are now outdated.
“What PSE&G does currently is install LED lights,” said Aberant. “LED lights have the advantage that they use less energy, they last much longer than traditional style bulbs and because of that, they require much less maintenance.”
Aberant reported that PSE&G will replace all of the heads on top of the existing poles on Main Street with heads that are identical, at no cost to the township.
Moorestown resident Greg Newcomer has experience researching LED lighting and thanked council for considering the change.
“This is a great move, and it’s a great way to change our carbon footprint,” he said.
According to Aberant, once PSE&G is notified that council is on board with moving forward, it will adopt a resolution authorizing the work.
Earlier in the meeting, Mayor Nicole Gillespie announced that township Police Chief Lee Lieber has been appointed as Emergency Management Coordinator. Council then discussed agenda reports.
“It’s exciting to hear about the progress that’s happening at Percheron Park and also last week,” she said. “The deputy mayor (Sue Mammarella) and I had the chance to sit in on a meeting with the appearance committee to talk about the Lenola Streetscape,” said Councilman Quinton Law.
“It’s great to look at the design and to know that the project is in final design now and we’re seeing that progress,” he added.
Councilman Jake Van Dyken also addressed Percheron Park.
“I was really happy to see the sign at Percheron Park,” he noted, “Many of my neighbors were very excited to see a date, and they have an expectation, and I’m hopeful that it is met.”
Mammarella echoed Law’s updates on the Lenola Streetscape.
“I think that we are expecting the next public presentation detailing the project to occur in March 2022,” she explained. “We don’t have a date for that yet, but it looks like that’s where we’re going.”
Gillespie touched on Moorestown committees being asked to review their charters’ codes.
“The plan is – probably next month – that we’re going to start by asking those committees to look at their own charter and just assess whether they think it’s appropriate,” she said. “And we’ll be working on this, I imagine, most of the year, but we will keep you updated on (progress) there.”
Aberant closed the meeting with comments on virtual sessions.
“The township has been working to deal with COVID as best as possible,” he said. “I think we just have to reevaluate when we see what the numbers are doing, which fortunately it looks like they’re going down in New Jersey and Burlington County and here in Moorestown.”