There are 34 areas within the Municipality serviced with streetlights, wherein benefitting landowners are assessed a flat rate charge for the operation and maintenance of streetlights. Of the Township's 950 streetlights, approximately 90% percent are “user pay" with fees collected through an annual special charge to the benefiting landowners. The remaining streetlights that are considered a benefit to the general public are financed through the general tax levy.
The Township of Oro-Medonte has been proactive and progressive with respect to energy management and conservation activities. In 2016, 2017 & 2018, the Township converted existing streetlights to LED lights (light emitting diodes). The approximate cost savings in energy consumption for converting to LED fixtures is estimated over 60%.
The Township's street light program is based on a common flat rate charge policy that applies to all benefitting areas.
Streetlights are controlled by an individual photocell that turns the lights on/off based on light levels present, so lights turn on when it gets dark and off when it gets light. If a streetlight is out on your street, please report it to Environmental Services at 705-487-2171 Extension 2156.