To the editor:
I am addressing an issue that as a tax payer I find it wasting tax dollars for a purpose not making any CENTS but costing the taxpayer dollars. I brought a concern to the school department last October as why the traffic signals that are in place on Bradford Street are left on 24/7 and with the fact that the road is closed off during school hours, what was the reason these lights are even in use! Not receiving a response for weeks, I finally received an e-mail via the superintendent’s secretary instead of the responsible person; with a response as it was for the “safety of the students crossing”.
That still did not answer my question as why do the lights need to be left on 24/7? My concern was addressed to the town administrator, not having received a response I then addressed the issue to the town council at April’s meeting. Their response was to readdress this issue back to the school department.
This issue is not about the safety issue, but the need to keep those lights running 24/7 when a timer could be installed to make the lights operational during school hours and then shut off the lights, which would save tax dollars. This issue was brought forward to the school department when these lights were still operating during the week school was on spring break, which shows the school department does not have any concern on the waste of taxpayers’ dollars.
503 Wood St.