Following two special public meetings (1, 2) that allowed residents to voice their concerns over the possible elimination of 376 streetlights in Baldwin Borough, the Baldwin Council will resume its normal schedule on Tuesday night with a 7:30 meeting in the borough's municipal auditorium.
Many residents oppose the elimination of even a single streetlight in Baldwin, as evidenced by this Patch readers poll, citing safety concerns. Many others agree with Bennett and Baldwin police Sgt. Kim Reising, who have suggested eliminating only the 376 lights—around 28 percent of the borough's 1,350 total streetlights.
Whether or not Bennett and Reising increase or decrease their recommended number of lights to be eliminated remains to be seen. Regardless, the council is not expected to formally act on any eliminations on Tuesday—only to discuss them further.
Baldwin Borough Manager John Barrett said that eliminating the 376 lights would save borough taxpayers around $66,000 annually.
Baldwin residents will have two chances to speak during Tuesday's gathering—at the beginning and at the end of the meeting.
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