LED lights to be installed on Main Street soon

Franklin. Franklin Borough Councilman John Postas said on Jan. 28 that LED lights on Main Street installation should begin this week.

30 Jan 2020 | 04:02

Over the course of several council meetings starting in spring of 2019, conversations about putting up LED lights on Main Street were a hot topic amongst Franklin Borough council members and residents.

Never contentious, but conversations about the wattage, the placement, and weather seemed to plague the progress.

Councilman John Postas said on Jan. 28 he spoke with Jackie Espinoza from JCP&L and the lights are expected “to be put in place starting this week.”

As part of the individual updates, councilman Stephan Zydon Jr. reminded council members that department head evaluations are due to Municipal Clerk Darlene Tremont, .

A discussion also ensued at the end of Zydon’s update about parking hours and overnight parking on Main Street. Council members will look into reviewing the ordinance and attempt to clarify parking times.

Mayor John Sowden IV provided an update on the EDC reorganization.

Patti Carnes was named chairperson on Jan. 9.

“Thank you for taking on this position,” he said.

During the open public session, one resident, at the mayor’s request from a previous meeting, informed him of the roads with sidewalk issues. Buckwheat, Davis, Church, Fowler and Scott Street were among the roads named.

A concern brought up during that segment of the meeting included the devastation of trees and cleanup in Franklin, citing ice storms earlier in the winter as the cause

Another resident asked about the Franklin Borough website redesign. Mayor Sowden confirmed changes will be coming and noted that they were looking at other town’s websites. Hamburg was specifically mentioned as one of the websites he thought Franklin might be able to model.

“Hamburg’s design is very informative and easier to go through,” Sowden said.