Montpelier Street Lighting Committee

Regular Meetings
Meetings for this committee are posted on the events calendar and minutes will be posted on the Montpelier Street Lighting Committee minutes page.

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Members
Citizen Members
  • Andy Boutin, 104 East State Street
  • Kate Giusti Nicolet, 9 Vine Street
  • Paul Markowitz, Chair
  • Jeff Prescott, 10 Park Avenue
  • John Snell, 17 First Avenue
  • Ann Watson, 221 Barre Street
City Members
  • Clancy DeSmet, Planning and Development Representative
  • Chief Anthony Facos, Police Department Representative
  • Tom McArdle, Public Works Representative
  • Eric Nordensen, Police Department Representative
  • Vacant, Fire Department Representative
Purpose
This temporary committee is helping steer the City forwarding in improving the efficiency of its street and public space lighting by eliminating unnecessary street lighting and converting remaining lighting to LEDs.

About the Committee
Street and public space lighting typically plays an important role in any municipality's nighttime landscape. Lighting can be used to enhance public safety and security while also enhancing the aesthetic appeal of the surrounding properties. However, street lighting can be one of the highest constant electric loads and energy costs for a municipality. By eliminating unnecessary street lighting and converting older lighting technologies to LEDs,municipalities have an opportunity to reduce the cost of outdoor lighting while enhancing the nighttime environment. In partnership with Efficiency Vermont, the City of Montpelier has created a Street Lighting Committee to address these needs.