In the last Safety Report I listed a wrong phone number for reporting street lite outages on wooden poles – the correct number is 1-888-891-0938. Burned out lites on metal poles get reported to public works at 404-330-6333. Make sure you have an exact location for the pole, as workers are dispatched in the daytime when the lites are off anyway.
If you have a burned out street lite on your street or nearby – make a report and keep VaHi lit at nite. Burned out street lites on wood poles are to be reported to GA Power customer service at 1-888-660-5890 and make sure you either specify the street number the pole is closest to or the intersecting streets (if on a corner). Street lites on metal poles get reported to Public Works at publicworks@atlantaga,gov These burned out bulbs get changed during the daytime – so the specific location is very important.
The Civic Association has allocated some monies to fund some additional street lights in dark areas where there has been excessive criminal activity – mainly car-break-ins. I would like to have 6 VaHi locations to try out this program and so therefore I need suggestions as to where to try extra lighting – hopefully in public areas where there are already existing wood utility poles, but this is not a hard and fast criteria. Please e-mail to me your suggested locations and I am going to ask our Beat 603 Officer Cooper to be the judge of the best sites to begin with.
Councilmember Cathy Woolard’s office is working with Georgia Power to correct those that were identified to the Virginia-Highland Civic Association. If the lights are not fixed by the middle of July, please let us know so that we can follow up with the Councilmember’s office.