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Dougherty County Commissioners are considering a moratorium on new street lights after the county installed more than 230 new lights over the last four years.

In March 2007, the county started a program to install lights at intersections that needed of lighting because of safety concerns.

Since then the county added street lighting to 79 county roads, but it's also increased their lighting bill. 

"It has increased the special tax district fund, it will increase it by about $38,000, paying the service providers EMC, Georgia Power, and Water, Gas, & Light. Each light of course has a monthly bill and they range anywhere from $12 to $14 to $15 a month," said County Administrator Richard Crowdis.

The commission will consider adding the last two lighting requests they've received for Antioch Road and Palm Avenue before placing a moratorium on the program.

They say that completes the list of areas that would qualify for the street lighting improvement program.

 

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