MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. — The streetlights down Peck and Broadway in Muskegon Heights have been out for a while.
“They haven’t been on, from what I’m told, for at least 10–15 years,” City Manager Troy Bell said.
The city is hoping to change that.
“We’ve applied for a grant from the community foundation,” Bell said.
The total cost of the job is about $27,000 to fix the 64 street lights.
“Whether it’s the wiring, the fixture, the bulbs,” Bell said.
The project is part of the advice the city was given by a consultant. The consultant is paid for by a state grant, which the City is using to create a vision for Muskegon Heights using community input, according to the city manager.
Bell hopes to have the lights up within the next 30 days. While it might seem like a small step, Troy says it's an essential one to restore the city's downtown into a community space.
“These are the types of things that are prioritized in our community. We need public spaces. Especially coming back from COVID,” Bell said.