with the January 2004 utility bill, Hastings Utilities started
billing customers within the Hastings city limits a monthly charge
for street lighting. The monthly charge per utility bill is $3.20.
Hastings Utilities customers outside the city limits are not
impacted by the charge.
The Hastings City Council passed Ordinance 3911 on October 27, 2003,
directing the Board of Public Works to recommend a rate relative to
the furnishing of Street Lighting Service to utility customers in
Hastings. In accordance with City Council direction, the Board on
November 26, 2003 approved a street light rate as recommended by an
outside consultant. The Hastings City Council approved the street
lighting rate ordinance on December 8, 2003 with an effective date
of January 1, 2004.
The revenue generated by the rate must be used specifically for the
direction, operation and supervision of the street lighting
department in accordance with Council Ordinance 3911
Both the council and the Board approve the budget for the street
lighting department. The street lighting department has a separate
budget from other HU departments.
The street lighting charge is for the use of the street lighting
system within Hastings. It is not charged only to those that have
street lighting poles near their homes.
Should customers have questions concerning the street lighting
service, please call HU during regular business hours at 463-1371.
If you need to report a street light that is in need of repair (does
not turn off, does not turn on, buzzes loudly, etc.) please call
Hastings Utilities at 463-1371 during regular business hours or
email us and we will take the
necessary steps to correct the problem.