Street lighting enhances the public safety, security and quality of life of residents, business owners and patrons within the City of Oviedo. Currently, street lighting is delivered by three separate service providers; Florida Power and Light (FPL), Duke Energy, and Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC). Unlike the City's other utilities, which have their own dedicated funding sources, street lighting is funded from various revenue sources within the City's general fund and the Local Option Gas Tax (LOGT). Historically, the City has paid its service providers for rental, maintenance and energy costs associated with the existing street light infrastructure.
On February 19, 2018, The Oviedo City Council adopted Ordinance No. 1667 which established a Street Lighting special assessment in accordance with Florida Statutes. The service area covered by the Street Lighting assessment encompasses the corporate limits of the City and applies to all street lighting within the public right-of-way.
The Street Lighting assessment is structured to fund the costs of operating and maintaining the public right-of-way street lighting, upgrade current lighting to LED(Light Emitting Diode) technology and to establish a capital infrastructure expansion funding source to install streetlights currently in un-lit areas.
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