New London’s Finance and Personnel Committee learned last week that the town of Mukwa made a request to NL Utilities to turn off five street lights in their jurisdiction, as a cost savings measure.
The utility then contacted the City of New London to inform them of the decision, and asked if they would like to pay for the lights to keep running in Mukwa.
Two of the lights are located on land near the Hillshire property, parking lot/entrance, and three of the lights are located in the township along County Road X.
The lights along County X west of the city limits, begin at the Ram Creek bridge and continue west approximately one half mile through the curve in the road. The lights were installed on the curve for safety reasons.
The estimated cost of electricity to operate all five lights is approximately $50-60 per month, depending on the daylight hours of the season.
Hillshire has decided to pay for the two larger lights located near their property.
The three smaller 100 watt sodium vapor lights along County X would cost roughly $30 a month to light, according to current electricity usage and rates.
The finance committee voted not to pay for the lights located in the township.