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Cohoes Common Council Approves “Historic Cleaner Greener Cohoes” Bond Initiative to Convert Street Lights to Energy Efficient LEDs
-Energy Savings to be Reinvested in City’s Historic Buildings and into a Comprehensive Renewal of City Parks and Playgrounds-
Cohoes, NY (April 27, 2021) – With tonight’s unanimous Common Council vote in favor of the Historic Cleaner Greener Cohoes Bond initiative, the City of Cohoes is one step closer to switching its 1,598 inefficient street lights to energy efficient Light-Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs in “smart lighting” infrastructure, and then reinvesting some of the anticipated $9 million savings over 20 years into additional energy-saving upgrades to the city’s historic municipal buildings, and into a comprehensive renewal of the its parks and playgrounds.
To finance the LED conversion project and energy savings reinvestment initiatives, Mayor Keeler sought tonight’s Council approval for the $6.6 million Historic Cleaner Greener Cohoes Bond. “These projects to improve our green spaces, restore our historic municipal anchor buildings with a focus on energy efficiency and historic preservation, and move our community to a more clean energy future will have generational impact, and therefore should be financed by bonding,” Mayor Keeler said in announcing the initiative.
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