I have written my County Administrator on 12/8/09.I send my letter certified return receipt.
The area I stated in my letter was where a friend was hit and killed by a car.The news didn't say her death was due to no street lighting in that area.But many of her friend thought so.I didn't mention her death in my letter.If our County Administrator was to drive by that area at night he would know it NEEDS street lighting.
Subject: Street lights.
Dear ............,County Administrator: I'm writing you concerning the needed street lights ,in and around the ............................................area. Also, an article I've read. How Sarasota county ,Fl. was saving approximately $14,000 per year in energy and maintenance costs. How ?
Sarasota county project, "The project calls for Sunovia to provide 148 EvoLucia(TM)-brand 120W LED cobra head-style street lights. Because the LED lights are extremely energy-efficient and require no maintenance for 12 years, the lights will save Sarasota County approximately $14,000 per year in energy and maintenance costs. Further, the LED lights will reduce carbon emissions by approximately 710,730 pounds over 10 years."
As I looked into this further I've found another article ,
"Marines Get Better Outdoor Light, and Cut Electricity by Half, at Camp Lejeune"
I've enclosed a copy of both articles in hopes you would look into this. Not just to help us taxpayers with the energy and maintenance costs.But this may also help bring new jobs to our county.
Also, you could save us even more tax money ,if you were able to replace our old Street lights .
The company information.
Sunovia Energy Technologies, Inc. 6408 Parkland Drive Suite 104 Sarasota, FL 34243 Phone: 941-751-6800 Fax: 941-751-3583
Thanking you for your time and consideration in this matter.
In response to my letter . I was thanked for the articles and informed our county is looking into the LED light technology referred to in those articles .Our county has applied for a grants to implement energy saving investments.One proposal provides an inventory of outdoor lights on roads,in parking lots and at park facilities that could be replaced with LED lights.
They also stated ,We are hopeful that the next article will reflect the economic energy and environmental advantages of these lights to our local taxpayers.