Village officers haven’t but developed a value estimate, though they consider that the preliminary funding can be lower than $50,000 and that upkeep prices can be lower than $2,000 a yr.
Along with We Energies, officers plan to hunt a proposal from a personal contractor, to make sure they’re getting a great worth.
The village has the cash obtainable due to surprising financial savings on current street upkeep initiatives.
A preliminary plan introduced this week to the Rochester Village Board exhibits a couple of dozen streetlights alongside Primary Avenue between State Avenue and Entrance Avenue and likewise alongside State between Fox Avenue and Spring Avenue.
Officers are reviewing completely different fixture kinds to search out one that most closely fits the neighborhood’s historic character.
Village Board member Leslie Kinsey, who additionally owns a downtown enterprise, mentioned the streetlights are an necessary security development for motor automobiles and pedestrians.
Rochester sits on the intersection of two county highways — D and W — and each deliver a gentle circulation of motorists passing by means of city.
Kinsey owns a espresso store named for the 2 highways, DW Espresso, which is scheduled to open soon inside a former bank at 201 W. Primary St. She favors changing the village’s outdated fluorescent lights with extra highly effective and ornamental streetlights.