Did you hear? LED Streetlight Conversion Saves Town Over $320K in 2017

In 2016, the Town converted 3,175 streetlights to LED (light-emitting diodes). The conversion resulted in $323,063 energy consumption and maintenance savings in 2017 when compared to 2015 results.

“The project is expected to pay for itself in 7.5 years based on the current energy price. Since LED streetlights have a life expectancy of 25 years, energy consumption and maintenance savings should result in an additional $5.25 million from 2025 to 2041,” said Kelly Walsh, Director, Infrastructure Services.

The $2.24 million LED streetlight conversion project was approved by Town Council as part of the 2015 Capital Budget.

“By investing in this project, we were able to improve our Town’s environmental footprint, save money and avoid committing to any long-term financial obligations,” said Mayor Wayne Redekop. “LEDs require significantly less maintenance and energy than the old high-pressure sodium bulbs; therefore, allowing for sustained savings over the next 25 years. The plan is to reinvest those savings in the Town’s roads, sidewalks, storm sewers and bridges.”

In addition to consuming less energy, LEDs produce a cleaner, whiter light that improves visual acuity and community safety. The beams of LEDs are also more concentrated on the roadway than traditional streetlights, which in turn help reduce light trespass.

For more information about the Town’s LED Streetlight Conversion project, please contact Kelly Walsh, Director, Infrastructure Services, at kwalsh@forterie.ca or 905-871-1600, ext. 2400.

 

*Retreived from MEDIA RELEASE (June 4, 2018), from the Town of Fort Erie Newsletter communications@forterie.ca

Junk in your Trunk Sale in Fort Erie

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Junk in your Trunk event happening on Saturday May 26th, 2018 on Jarvis Street in Fort Erie, Ontario.

Individuals are welcome to sign up to sell their belongings out of their trunks on event day. Registration will be online and set up starts at 7:00am. Shoppers are welcome to come out between 8:00am-12:00pm.

There will also be donations taken for the Fort Erie SPCA.

 

Fort Erie Firefighters – Door to Door Program

Attention all Fort Erie Residents. Our local firefighters will be going door to door starting April 7th, 2018 to teach us the safety of working smoke alarms & how they save lives. Make sure yours are up to date & working!

Fort Erie Corporate Challenge 2018 – Upcoming Event

We Challenge You & Your Company!

The Fort Erie Corporate Challenge 2018 will be held on June 10th, 2018, with a pre-party on June 9th, 2018.

We challenge you and your company to put together a team of 12, to participate in 10 events earning points and trying to win a company party! Pre-events will help earn BONUS points.

A great FUN event that helps build lasting relationships with your co-workers, while giving back to your community.

Check out Facebook Page for more details:
Fort Erie Corporate Challenge

45th Annual Fort Erie Santa Claus Parade on November 18th, 2017

This Saturday November 18th, 2017 marks the 45th Annual Fort Erie Santa Claus Parade. Make sure to come on out and watch the amazing floats and support your community!

I am so happy to announce that our SellingFortErie team (Ray RosettaniHolly JohnstonPhil RosettaniCheryl O’hearn & Diane LePage) along with Fort Erie Timber Mart have the honour of bring in SANTA at the 45TH Greater Fort Erie Santa Claus Parade.

Make sure to check it out THIS SATURDAY at 4pm starting at Jarvis Street, turning left onto Central Avenue & ending at Catherine Street!

45th Annual Fort Erie Santa Claus Parade, Fort Erie, Ontario, Ray Rosettani, REMAX Niagara