CHAPARRAL TO RECEIVE COUNTY STREET LIGHTING FUNDS

CHAPARRAL TO RECEIVE COUNTY STREET LIGHTING FUNDS

The Chaparral community will benefit over the next several months from up to $7,500 in new lighting allocated by District 3 Commissioner Paul B. Curry.
Under a recently signed agreement between the county and El Paso Electric Company (EPEC), lighting can be provided in each of Doña Ana County’s five commission districts in areas where EPEC already has unlighted utility poles in place. The agreement allows the county to request the lighting, which is installed and owned by EPEC, in return for a guaranteed monthly payment for each pole that is outfitted with the lighting capacity.
“The County Commission is pleased to install these lights in an effort to promote community safety and help alleviate the proliferation of gang activity. There are many areas of Chaparral where this program will be beneficial to residents,” Curry said. “I have the county manager’s assurance that we will evaluate each request for lighting and then coordinate with EPEC for installation at the appropriate, qualifying locations.”
For more information, call county Public Information Officer Jess Williams at (505) 647-7229. Residents calling from outside the Las Cruces area may call toll-free at 1-877-827-7200 and request extension 7229.