City council considers special resolution to fund historic lights

WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) - Historic lights were added to downtown Walnut Ridge many years ago, but some of those lights have been broken for more than five years.

The Walnut Ridge City Council will consider passing a special resolution when they meet Monday. The council will look at appropriating money from unappropriated funds to fix the historic lighting.

Mayor Charles Snapp said that over time, some of the lights have been hit by cars and some are missing parts, causing them to be unusable.

Snapp says it would take around $18,000 to fix the lights.

"We have more business going on in downtown Walnut Ridge than we have in decades," Mayor Snapp said. "We want it to look good, we want it to be inviting, but there's a safety factor in there too."

Snapp said that with business booming in downtown and more businesses moving in, the lights are an asset to the area.

He adds that, if the city council passes the resolution Monday night, the repairs could be completed within 60 days.

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