CORNELIUS – Cornelius commissioners got a look at six people nominated to serve on a committee that will study the town’s policy about approving and sharing the costs of street lights and consider how the town should handle requests for pedestrian-safety lights.
Town officials have not spoken to the nominees, and the Herald Weekly is withholding their names. Assistant Town Manager Andrew Grant said more people could be added.
Street and pedestrian-safety lights became a hot issue this spring when the Peninsula Property Owners Association asked the town to share the cost of erecting street lights on decorative poles along Jetton Road. Commissioners resisted paying part of the cost of the more expensive decorative poles, worried other communities would ask for the same contribution.
After much debate and many emails, the Peninsula group decided the community really needed shorter pedestrian-oriented lights. The town had never had a request for the pedestrian lights and decided to create the study committee.