Saturday, 25 May 2024

Collision destroys downtown lamp post

LAKEPORT – One of downtown Lakeport's decorative lamp posts was destroyed earlier this week when it was hit by a garbage truck.


A Lakeport Disposal garbage truck driver called Lakeport Police Tuesday morning just after 7 a.m. to report that he had knocked over the lamp post, located at 199 N. Main St. in front of Transitions, reported Lt. Brad Rasmussen.


“The pole went down and actually caused some damage to the business,” said Rasmussen.


The collision, Rasmussen explained, broke the lamp post off at the base.


“Since it was knocked down by a vehicle the city will be seeking restitution,” he said.


The Lakeport Main Street Association worked to raise money for the lamp posts, which are now maintained by the city's Public Works Department, said Lakeport City Engineer Scott Harter.


Harter said the lamp posts cost between $4,000 and $5,000 each. He didn't have a timeframe for when the lamp post might be replaced.


Another 12 lamp posts along Third Street and at the City Hall parking lot are due to be installed in conjunction with the first phase of the downtown improvement plan, said Harter.


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