Funds sought to fix fixturesPublished 10:03pm Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Washington’s City Council, during its meeting Monday, will consider amending the city’s budget to appropriate funds to repair and replace promenade light fixtures along the waterfront.
The meeting begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building, an hour earlier than usual. In another unusual move, the council will meet in a closed session to discuss personnel issues once the meeting is opened. Usually, closed sessions are conducted at the latter part of a council meeting.
The promenade project’s cost is $9,956, according to a document in the council’s agenda packet.
During Hurricane Irene in August 2011, three fixtures fell from their stands. Another fixture fell during the July 1 storm that caused widespread damage in Beaufort County. A contractor was brought in to evaluate the remaining fixtures. The contractor later secured them from falling.
The amendment will allow the contractor to repair existing fixtures, rehang fallen fixtures recovered after the storms and install new fixtures to replace those lost during the storms.
The Washington City Council meets in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building, 102 E. Second St. To view the council’s agenda for a specific meeting, visit the city’s website at www.washingtonnc.gov, then click on the “Government” heading, then click on the “City Council” heading, then click on the “Meeting Agendas” heading on the menu to the right, then click on the date for the appropriate agenda.