Monday evening the Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety took a request from Mike Delp off the table and acted on it. 

A couple of weeks ago, Delp asked if the city would install a dusk-to-dawn light near the entrance to Dollar General on South Michigan Street.  Delp told the board his company owns the building that Dollar General leases.  The store manager has received several complaints from customers who said the area is very dark making it difficult to find the driveway.

Following the request, Plymouth Street Superintendent Jim Marquardt looked at the area and recommended to the board installing lights on every other pole from Jackson Heights to Dollar General.  His recommendation was to install four lights.

Councilman Don Ecker asked what the cost would be to have NIPSCO install the lights and then what the monthly cost would be. 

Monday evening Marquardt told the Board of Works the cost for the four lights would be $945.12 annually and depending on the wattage of the lights it could be slightly lower. 

A check of the Power & Light line item in this year’s budget revealed enough funding to cover the additional cost to the city.

The Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety unanimously approved Marquardt’s recommendation to install four dusk-to-dawn lights at the southern entrance into the city.