If a streetlight is out, flickering, or in need of some other sort of repair, you can submit a repair request to Nova Scotia Power.
Under normal circumstances, NS Power is usually able to repair the streetlight within 7 business days.
Streetlight Systems and Tax Bill Charges
The overall cost of a streetlight system is determined solely by the amount the Municipality is charged by Nova Scotia Power Inc., and does not include Municipal administrative expenses incurred in the provision of a system. Cost of a system is determined by the number and type of lights which comprise the system. Surpluses or deficits from one year shall be rolled into the next.
The individual cost to landowners served by a system will vary according to the overall cost of the system, and the number of assessed properties served by the system.
The cost of each streetlight system shall be recovered from landowners in the area served by the system, according to the following principles:
a.) each property served by a streetlight system shall pay an equal portion of the cost of the streetlight system, regardless of the size, value, owner or use of the property;
b.) payment is calculated by dividing the overall cost of the streetlight system by the number of properties with frontage on that system, including properties within one hundred (100) feet of both ends of the system.
The Municipality will consider requests, in the form of petitions, for new streetlight systems, modifications to an existing streetlight system including the lengthening or shortening of an existing system at the ends, or removal of an existing streetlight system.
For more information, please refer to our official streetlight policy (234kB).