Residents not happy about dark streets

CLINTONVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Some residents of a Wisconsin city aren’t happy about the community’s latest cost-saving move.

City leaders in Clintonville had to come up with $357,000 in budget cuts so they came up with an idea to turn off some of the streetlights at night.

Carol Oestreich says it’s a bad idea for people that like to walk at night and for children out late playing sports.

The city has turned off about 70 lights, or about 10 percent of streetlights. City administrator Lisa Kuss says that will save about $7,000 a year. Kuss says police officers are still out patrolling the streets.

She tells WLUK-TV that streets are still partially lit, so safety is not being comprised.