About the Service
Alley lighting is installed on the existing wood poles in your alley. EPCOR will inspect the wood poles to make sure they can support the lights without causing problems for other utilities.
- Alley lighting must be installed along the entire length of your alley, not just the portion behind your property
- All adjacent property owners must agree to have the work completed and share the construction, maintenance and energy consumption costs
- Maintenance and energy consumption costs must be paid every year
- You need to get signatures from the majority of property owners whose residences back onto the alley
All residential lots backing on the alley will be assessed the cost of installing the lights. The assessment is added to the homeowner's property taxes as a "Local Improvement" the year after the lighting has been installed. The cost can be paid in one lump sum or over a period of five years.
Your total cost is based on the calculated frontage of your lot.
Local Improvement Process
A Local Improvement is:
- A project City Council considers of greater benefit to your area than to the municipality as a whole
- A project to be paid for in whole or in part by a local improvement tax