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Thank you for the comments

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

As noted in the media and the newspaper notification, the feedback from customers is very important to us. I will be gathering the comments and documenting phone calls that are received and will have this information available for the Utility Board to look over during their meeting in July.

Please also remember that if you would like to speak and/or attend a Utility Board meeting, they are open to the public. As this is a proposed fee, the final approval will have to go before the City Council if the Utility Board approves it.

Thank you for your time,

Tony Benson
Communications Coordinator

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





General Service



Medium General Service



Large General Service



Large Industrial




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.