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Lantana officials to replace bollard lighting

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Bollard lighting along Lantana Trail and the four tunnels needs to be replaced due to age, wear and increasing maintenance costs, officials with the Lantana Fresh Water Supply District #6 said, as the lighting is almost 14 years old.

Bids were sought to replace 51 bollard lights with Lumux LED bollards to make them brighter and extend bulb life.

“We will replace all the bollard lights primarily along Lantana trail adjacent the hike and bike trail and near the pedestrian tunnels,” said Kevin Mercer, general manager. “We are proposing to replace the lights with LED bollards which are brighter, have increased bulb life and will be more efficient with energy consumption.”

The lowest bid came in at $65,000 from Angiel Electric, which has worked with Lantana in the past.

The bid includes elevating the concrete base of the bollards above grade to minimize damage from maintenance equipment, officials said.

FWSD Board Fills Vacancy

Lantana Fresh Water Supply District #6 board members appointed Sheldon Gilbert to the seat left open after the resignation of Bob Baird in August. Baird’s unfinished term runs until May 2016.

Gilbert was chosen from a pool of four candidates.

“It’s nice to see interest from people who want to step up and serve the community,” said board member Max Miller.

Gilbert is a public safety professional with over 30 years of experience in fire service, emergency medical services, and government and private sector management. He is the owner of Innovative Partnership Solutions, a consulting company that works with fire agencies.

“It was a tough decision, but for me I think Sheldon brings a perspective on safety that none of us have,” said board president Kurt Sewell.

Gilbert was sworn in at the board’s recent December meeting.

Staining, Repair Work Slated for Tanner Road Fence

The District solicited bids to make repairs and stain 1,570 feet of the 8-foot fence on the north side of Tanner Road.

Officials received two bids for the project, awarding the contract to Corral Fence for a cost of $10,655.

Corral’s bid included power washing and staining both sides of the fence.

Recent Police Calls

Oct. 30 – Fraudulent Use or Possession of Identifying Information – 800 block of Carolina Way (Wisteria) – Victim’s social security number was used without his permission.

Nov. 7 – Burglary of Habitation/Non-Forced – 9000 block of Cedar Ridge (Azalea) – Model home burglarized.

Nov. 15 – Runaway/Truancy – 1300 block of Fire Wheel Way (Bandera) – Juvenile left the residence without consent.

Development Watch

Lantana had 3,015 occupied homes as of Nov. 22, with an estimated population of 9,799. Year-to-date there were 166 new home sales recorded as of Oct. 31 with the average new home selling for $399,123 or $126 per square foot.

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