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Baldwin Streetlights Eliminations Finally Official

View the final list of eliminations here.

The Baldwin Borough Council drove the final nail in the coffin on Tuesday night for 366 of the borough's 1,350 streetlights.

By a unanimous vote, those lights will be taken down in the near future to save Baldwin an estimated $66,000 annually in energy costs. The borough will not see significant savings until another year, however, as Duquesne Light will charge around $58,000 to remove the lights.

A joint recommendation by Baldwin Mayor Alexander R. Bennett Jr. and  Sgt. Kim Reising was to take away 376 borough lights, but after hearing concerns from residents during two special public meetings (, ) on the subject—as well as from emails and phone calls—Bennett and Reising pared their elimination list down by 10 lights.

Nevertheless, the borough is losing over 27 percent of its streetlights.

Click through the PDF found in this article's media gallery to see if a light on your street is being eliminated.

Check back with the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch later on Wednesday for more odds and ends from Tuesday night's council meeting.

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JustMe June 02, 2012 at 12:30 AM
Taking 11 street lights off Blossom did make the street dark as the 11 street lights on Churchview did nothing at all. Streets like Blossom shouldn't of loss that many lights.
NB resident June 03, 2012 at 03:10 PM
I wish they would come and take the street light outside my house
bd June 03, 2012 at 07:25 PM
Enjoy the stars.
JustMe June 03, 2012 at 11:18 PM
Looking at the list of lights that were taken out it seems that South Baldwin lost the majority of them, which doesn't surprise me one bit.
NB resident June 03, 2012 at 11:56 PM
Well they should come over here in NB and take some if these

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