Changing light colors on Courthouse dome will get easier, safer for county employees

Photo by Tom Rivers: This photo from late June 2020 shows the Courthouse dome illumined partially in red. That was one of six colors shining on the dome for a week in honor of the Class of 2020 at Albion, Holley, Kendall, Lyndonville and Medina. The dome that week had filters made by Takeform in Medina to display six colors: red, blue, white, orange, purple and yellow.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 May 2023 at 9:10 am

ALBION – The task of changing the colors on the light fixtures for the Orleans County Courthouse dome will get easier and safer for the County Department of Public Works.

The County Legislature approved paying Suburban Electric of Albion $4,510 to provide and install replacement color changing fixtures for the dome.

The county frequently will illumine the dome in different colors to highlights causes in the community. It was lighted up in green to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting and green to show support for veterans shifting to civilian life, blue and red for the Buffalo Bills, red for Red Ribbon Week, six different colors in June 2020 in honor of the graduating classes from the five local school districts, pink for Breast Cancer Awareness, purple for Domestic Violence Awareness, and blue and yellow in support of Ukraine.

“The lighting on for the Court House is a project that is a one-time equipment purchase that allows our employees to safely change the color of the lighting,” said Jack Welch, the county chief administrative officer. “The new system should be installed within the next 30 days or so.”