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Richmond looks at new lighting for downtown

Published: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 3:40 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 11:38 p.m. CDT

RICHMOND – Downtown Richmond may get some new street lighting.

A donor has offered to replace the current lighting in the village's downtown area, and the Richmond Village Board discussed the style and brightness it would want in the new lights at its last meeting, Village President Pete Koenig said.

The downtown currently has "some fairly authentic old street lighting," Koenig said. Only one or two are in bad shape, and so the remainder could be moved elsewhere in the village where there aren't currently stylized lights.

The board also discussed reviving an architectural review committee, which is currently on the books but has been dormant for many years.

Many of the responsibilities the committee would take on, including approving signs and appearance changes, are currently handled by the Community Development Committee, which also is charged with economic development in the village.

Both discussions were tabled without action being taken, Koenig said.

The Village Board's next meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Aug. 7 at Richmond Village Hall, 5600 Hunter Drive.

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