Evart council OKs switch to induction street lights

EVART — Lighting on U.S. 10 and Main Street in Evart will change, following the unanimous vote to switch to induction bulbs at the Evart City Council meeting on Monday, Nov. 4.

Evart DPW Director Buck Vallad has researched different types of bulbs, recommending either LED or induction. Both options help the city conserve energy while saving money on electricity. The lights have a five-year warranty and are expected to save significant wattage, Vallad said.

Council approved a motion to allow Vallad to purchase 100 induction bulbs at no more than $65 per light.

In more business, Evart Fire Chief Shane Helmer discussed the department seeking to purchase a new fire truck to replace two other trucks in the fleet. The truck seats six people, is made with a Ford chases and has four-wheel drive, would save the department on fuel costs and maintenance and has adequate cargo space. The vehicle's total price is about $173,300.

Helmer said the fire board is expected to take action on the purchaseat a meeting on Nov. 13 and wanted the city council's vote of support.

Council approved the motion of support in a unanimous vote.