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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Mayor Keeler Proposes Investing Energy Savings into a Comprehensive Renewal of City Parks

Mayor Bill Keeler Proposes Investing Energy Cost Savings from Converting Street Lights to LEDs into a Comprehensive Renewal of City Parks and Playgrounds

- City Council to Vote on “Historic Cleaner Greener Cohoes” Bond initiative April 27th –

Cohoes, NY (April 14, 2021) – The City of Cohoes is switching out its 1,598 street lights to energy efficient Light-Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs with “smart lighting” infrastructure, at an expected savings of $9 million.  Mayor Bill Keeler is proposing to invest $750,000 of that taxpayer savings into a comprehensive renewal of the city’s parks and playgrounds, starting this summer. 

The initiative is included in a proposed “Historic Cleaner Greener Cohoes” Bond, that also includes a previously announced plan to invest an additional $3-million in the savings to support the municipal building energy efficiency programs in the Mayor’s “Restore Historic Cohoes” initiative.

“These projects are a win for taxpayers, the environment, and the next generation. We save energy by converting to LED street lights. We generate funds to invest in additional energy savings upgrades to our historic city buildings. At the same time we are upgrading our parks and incorporating technology infrastructure,” Mayor Keeler said.

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