STANFORD - Main Street may look like a war zone now, but Mayor Eddie Carter pledged to have temporary asphalt patches on the road by winter and the entire beautification project finished in 90 days. The new, period streetlights, however, are making it difficult for Carter to keep his promises to City Council.
The streetlights were ordered from Halaphane lighting company whose material shortage at their Mexican assembly plant is being blamed for the most recent delays.
All he hears from them is "promises, promises," said Carter. The light bid was awarded by the state in spring, and ever since the company has broken a long line of promised delivery dates.
Now the city is running out of patience, and the contractor out of time. The project contract with Hil-Don construction company expired Sept. 28. With only seven of the 38 light poles delivered, council members voted Thursday to extend Hil-Don's contract by 90 days. Work on the project had begun in July.