Installation rates are set on a yearly basis in consideration of the number of construction locations, market prices, and interest rates. The total cost to residents depends on lot width (frontage) along the alley. The per metre cost is multiplied by the lot frontage and applies separately to properties on both sides of the alley.
The City does not fund or subsidize this local improvement. Property owners are responsible for 100% of applicable costs.
All construction, maintenance and energy consumption costs for alley lighting will be assessed to all property owners along the alley. This is why the agreement of the majority of property owners is required.
The costs of construction may be paid in a lump sum or over a period of 5 years. Payment for maintenance and energy consumption will be required every year, at the current market rate, as long as the lights remain in place. This charge will appear on your tax assessment as Alley Lighting Maintenance Fee.