Prescriptive Plan Summary
This plan will correct existing lighting deficiencies
193 Decorative Street Lights
79 Traffic Light Poles with Decorative Fixtures
82,000’ of Lighting Wire
In some areas, the existing lighting deficiencies can be corrected cheaper by having AEP install cobrahead fixtures on existing poles.
This will delay some of the lighting investment and correct the deficiency.
Will require 19 Cobrahead fixtures to be added.
Cost Savings of ~ $175,000
Alternate Plan Cost Estimate
City of Laredo Alternate Street Lighting Plan
Unit Install Cost (2008 Dollars)
175W MH Granville Decorative Fixture
14’ Metal Street Light Pole
AEP Cobraheads 400W
Single Mast Traffic Signal Pole With Top Mounted Washington 400W MH Fixture
Concrete Base For Traffic Signal Poles
Bore 2 Inch, 2 Inch Conduit, and #6 TPXU
The Master Street Lighting Plan will be implemented in a phased approach.
Phase 1 will address existing deficiencies
AEP will install, own, and maintain all decorative street lighting poles
The City will install decorative traffic signal poles with matching light fixtures.
City Manager Carlos Villarreal reported that in some areas, especially leading to Bridge #1, they could get some decorative lighting on some of the major pathways and put some cobraheads in some of the areas in downtown that were pretty dark. They had about $400,000 now for that lighting and could come back with a plan to make a more palatable package.
Motion to instruct staff to give the Council the first stage of the upgrade plan.
Moved: Cm. Garcia
Second: Cm. Garza
For: 7 Against: 0Abstain: 0
Discussion with possible action to consider Police Officer Gina G. Gonzales’ first
request for an extension of injury leave with pay in accordance with 143.073 (b) of the Texas Local Government Code.
Motion to approve.