‘Don’t Turn Out the Lights on Main Street’

Meeting Seeks Solution to Keep Frazier Streetscape Bright and Clean

The lights in the business district of Frazier Park will go dark on December 31, 2010 if no solution is found for raising the $10,500 a year it will take to keep the lights bright, trees watered and trash collected next year, according to the Kern County office that has paid the first year’s bill.

A meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Frazier Mountain Park Community Building (300 Park Drive, Frazier Park) will look for solutions.

A Community Service Area (CSA) was the original option.

But the agreement among business property owners to create the CSA and pay a $350 per parcel fee fell short when an official vote was taken after the streetscape improvements were installed.

Kern County Fourth District Supervisor Ray Watson, in a letter to Frazier Park businesses and property owners appealed to citizens to come up with a plan to solve the problem.

"I do hope the business district property owners and the community will find a way to provide for planned services in the Frazier Park business district. The loss of landscaping and lighting would reflect a negative image of the businesses as well as the community," Watson wrote of the upcoming meeting.

This is part of the October 08, 2010 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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