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Posted on: February 5, 2018

Light Pole Bases and Benches Repaired

The decorative bases for 16 downtown street light poles will be re-installed beginning this week as work continues to recondition 58 downtown benches.

The green light poles and benches were installed about 12 years ago as a part of a downtown improvement project.

“The powder-coat paint on the light pole bases had become chipped and peeled over time,” City Manager Gary Milliman said.  “Some of the bases were damaged by encounters with skateboards and other miss-use.  Once the powder-coating is compromised, our coastal weather takes over and further erodes the paint.”

The cost of reconditioning the 16 poles bases was $11,625.  The bases were sent to a contractor in Medford for the work.

Benches are being reconditioned by Sea Clear Window Washing at a cost of $350 each.  The 58 benches are being removed and replaced five at a time.

The City is also exploring ways to “brighten up” the light poles as the paint has dulled over the years.

Matching litter receptacles installed as a part of the downtown project have been replaced with high density plastic receptacles that are more weather resilient and easier to service, and are being emptied by Curry Transfer and Recycling at no charge to the City.

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