New Streetlights, Park Pathways Approved by Pittsfield trustees

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 09/17/2019 - 16:26
The Pittsfield board approved new sidewalk paths and crosswalks from Michigan Avenue at Hunt Club Drive to Hickory Woods Park, connecting to the Arbor Meadows housing community.

A new sidewalk pathway and three new streetlight installation projects were unanimously approved by Pittsfield trustees during Wednesday’s public board meeting.

Trustees authorized the installation of streetlights along Carpenter Road, between Packard and Ellsworth Roads. The approved resolution states that 34 new metal LED lighting poles will be installed by DTE, with installation costs not to exceed $150,000. The board approved a similar agreement with DTE, installing one new streetlight in the Legacy Heights neighborhood at the community’s mailbox.

An upgrade to existing streetlights within the Arbor Woods neighborhood was also approved. According to the approved resolution, DTE will upgrade 27 existing streetlights with new 72W LED 4000K Colonial lights. The affected streetlights are located along Solomon Court, Century Trail, Pearl Street, Carter Place, Blossom Hill Trail, Center Valley Drive and Knollcrest Drive. Installation costs are not to exceed $14,175 and will install in two phases.

New paths to Hickory Woods Park

The board approved a project proposal contract with Stantec Consulting Michigan Inc. to design new sidewalk paths and crosswalks from Michigan Avenue at Hunt Club Drive to Hickory Woods Park, connecting to the Arbor Meadows housing community. The approved contract with the consulting company includes engineering design services at a cost not to exceed $55,000. The project includes creating a six-foot wide concrete sidewalk along the north side of Michigan Avenue and a five-foot wide concrete sidewalk along Crane Road, leading into the nearby Hickory Woods Park. Separate mid-block crossings across Michigan Avenue and Crane Road are also included.

Tuition requests approved

The trustees consent agenda included tuition enrollment requests from four Pittsfield Charter Township employees. The approved funds come from the township’s education assistance program to help employees pursue degree programs. The four students are employed by the Department of Public Safety, each enrolled in programs related to public safety, legal studies and administrative work. Three students will receive $1,800 each for their fall semester, and the fourth will receive $1,470.

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