The objective of the Fayette County Street Lighting Program is to illuminate the streets of participating subdivisions in accordance with standards of the American National Standard Practice for Roadway Lighting, 1973. It is not the objective of this program to illuminate private property.
There are two power companies serving Fayette County: Georgia Power Company and Coweta-Fayette EMC. Their rates vary slightly. The design will utilize existing poles as much as possible. Spacing between lights will vary from 350 feet to 500 feet, or approximately every other utility pole. ; Where there are underground utilities, the resident/developer will be responsible for the cost of the poles.
Property owners within a street light district will be billed annually on their County Tax Bill for the previous year's use of lights. Cost for street lighting shall be set by the Board of Commissioners in consultation with the Environmental Management Department. Street light assessments are the cost of the annual operating expenses plus a 20% administration fee. The charges shall be levied on a “per lot” basis.
In order for a Developer to have a proposed subdivision approved as a Streetlight District, the plat for such subdivision must be approved and made a part of the County's Official Tax Records.
In order for a Streetlight District to be formed, the following steps are necessary:
All property owners in the subdivision must be contacted and they must sign "Yes" or "No" concerning the installation of street lighting and billing by Fayette County upon their tax bills. Only the property owner's signature will be accepted. If both husband and wife are joint legal owners, both signatures will be required - a "Mr. & Mrs." signature is not acceptable. Each owner must sign individually. In the event that a property owner cannot be personally contacted, the receipt from a registered letter will be accepted. No signature may be withdrawn from the Petition after it is filed with the County Environmental Management's Office. The purpose of the witness' signature is to verify the property owner's signature, if in question. Percentages will be calculated based on individual lots whose owners sign affirmatively, divided by the total number of platted lots in the district.
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