Plymouth Street Superintendent Jim Marquardt discussed adding a new streetlight at the east end of Gibson Street during the Board of Public Works and Safety meeting on Monday.

Marquardt said he’s been in the area early in the morning, and as the daylight is getting shorter, he finds the area east of the Junior High School is “pretty dark”.   

Marquardt said there is a NIPSCO pole before the street joins at Lincolnway East and should be able to handle another overhead streetlight. 

Adding another public light to the city’s power and light fund requires the approval of the Board of Public Works and Safety.

Councilman Jeff Houin made a motion to approve a new streetlight and Councilwoman Shiloh Milner seconded the motion.  The Board of Public Works and Safety approved the motion 5-0.

This approval will now allow the city to make a request to NIPSCCO to add a new light on the pole and charge the city for its electrical usage.