Weekly Feature

2018-01-11 / Front Page

NYSEG to address streetlight outages in village


The start of the new year has brought back a familiar problem for the Village of Orchard Park: A number of streetlights are out within the village.

“We have about 38 of our lights out in the center of the village, and NYSEG is hiring someone to come in and [address] it,” said Trustee Francis Hogenkamp. “Those that are out will be replaced hopefully before too long.”

Near the end of 2016, the village had a major lighting issue when 97 of the 192 bulbs in the village were not functioning.

The issue was resolved by NYSEG in the first few weeks of last year.

In another matter, Michael Murphy, director of the Department of Public Works, said the department has begun to go around the village and collect Christmas trees that have been put out to the road.

Also, Clerk Treasurer Mary Beth Jensen informed residents that 4th Generation Construction, the company handling the water meter installation, has sent out letters to residents asking them to schedule an appointment to replace their meter.

The company will replace all of the water meters for residences and businesses in the village. The new meters will allow a better reading of how much water is going into a given home or business.

The next meeting of the Village Board will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, in Village Hall, 4295 S. Buffalo St., Orchard Park.

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