Supervisors hear proposal for LED lighting at mechanic's shop

A representative from YellowBlue Eco Tech spoke to the Grundy County Board of Supervisors on Monday morning about replacing the bulbs at the mechanic’s shop northwest of Grundy Center on the Secondary Roads property and the potential for long term savings.


Greg Shine, who resides in rural Conrad and has been working for the Pleasant Hill based company for the last three months, told the board that replacing the bulbs could save the county approximately $324 a month in electrical bills and be paid off in three years due to the rebates that Alliant Energy provides. The total cost of the project is estimated at $16,212.72, and the county would qualify for a rebate of $4,856.


“It’s one of the few drops in the bucket that actually pays for itself,” Shine said.


County Engineer Gary Mauer said he had been interested in undertaking such an endeavor for several years but struggled to obtain bids, and although the board didn’t take action on the plan, they seemed to support it. It was determined that Mauer could act on his own volition because the money would come from his already established budget. 


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