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City Council directs RPU Board to consider Community Lighting Fee

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

The Rochester Public Utilities (RPU) Board, as directed by the Rochester City Council, was presented with a possible fee structure from staff for community lighting.

 

 

The community lighting fee will recover costs associated with installation, maintenance, service, and electricity for the community street lighting in Rochester. Preliminary fees for community lighting were discussed at the June Board Meeting.

 

Monthly Fee Outline

 

Residential

$1.82

 

General Service

$7.09

 

Medium General Service

$13.64

 

Large General Service

$92.40

 

Large Industrial

$190.23

 

 

A recommendation on the proposed community lighting fee will be considered by the Utility Board at the July 27 meeting. The recommendation on the proposal will then be forwarded to the City Council for approval on August 2.  If approved by the City Council, the fee will take effect on September 1. 

 

About Rochester Public Utilities

 

As the municipal utility of Rochester, Minn., for more than 110 years, RPU provides high-quality and reliable electricity to over 47,000 customers.  Water customers number more than 36,000.  RPU continually investigates innovative technologies to help customers realize the best value from the services they receive.  Current initiatives include fuel cell research, wind power, and photovoltaic offerings.

 

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