Marcello vows to turn the lights back on in Scituate

Marcello vows to turn the lights back on in Scituate

SCITUATE – It is time to turn the streetlights back on in Scituate, says Michael Marcello, Democratic candidate for Scituate Town Council.

“More than a decade ago, the Town Council decided to turn off a majority of our streetlights in town as a cost savings measure, but more than a decade later it is time to revisit the issue,” Marcello said.

Since Scituate turned the lights off, the state has passed the Municipal Street Lights Act, which gives cities and towns flexibility in dealing with National Grid, including the ability to own the streetlight posts, which was not permissible many years ago, he noted. In addition, technological advancements like LED lighting has greatly decreased the electric usage and cost of lighting streets.

“Turning lights on not only makes our streets safer, it also improves the quality of life for all our residents,” he said.