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April 3, 2013

Madison plans to shut off gas lamps to save money



MADISON, Ala. (AP) — Officials in Madison are considering shutting off gas lamps in the city's historic district to save money.

Al.com reports (http://bit.ly/16n7eP0 ) city council members said during a work session Tuesday that they are ready to shut off the gas lines that feed nine lamps on Church Street. Council members also want to remove 10 non-working gas lamps on Front Street.

Council members said they want to turn the gas off on June 1 and will give the historic preservation group or the residents the choice of switching to electric lights.

The council's finance committee has been reviewing expenses and recently discovered the gas bill for the Church Street lamps was running about $585 a month, or about $7,000 a year.

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