Interested Parties Meeting Information:
City of Columbia Utilities and the Columbia Police Department held an interested parties meeting regarding the new street lights for the downtown Columbia area. The public was invited to attend and provide their input on the six new street lights that had been installed and were being tested. After the meeting, the public was then invited to view the new lights from 7:55 to 8:20 p.m. The new street lights are designed to better light the downtown area in the evenings. The project goal is to eventually have 100 street lights installed downtown. The Columbia Police Department, has been very involved in the process of replacing current street lights with new lights to help prevent crime in the downtown area.
Wednesday, Jan. 16
Council Chambers at City Hall, 701 E. Broadway
The public was encouraged to take the time to view the six already installed street lights, placed on East Broadway between Hitt Street and Waugh Street, that were being tested and then provide feedback. The testing period began Jan. 16, the same evening at the interested parties meeting, and ran through Jan. 30 from 7:55 to 8:20 p.m. nightly. After viewing the lights during these testing hours, customers were asked to take an online survey to answer a few questions and provide feedback.
Above is a map of where the six street lights that were in the pilot testing period are located.