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Fayetteville agrees to pay for residential street lights

Posted January 14, 2011

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— City officials have agreed to pay an overdue bill for street lights to Progress Energy, ending an impasse that threatened to darken Fayetteville streets, officials said Friday.

The city had refused to pay the Raleigh-based utility since July for the operating cost of residential street lights, maintaining that the cost should be paid by homeowners.

State regulators denied Fayetteville's request that Progress Energy include the cost of street lights on customers' monthly electric bills.

Progress Energy says Fayetteville owes more than $100,000 in street light costs, but Fayetteville officials argue that the bill should be lower than that.

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  • Sherlock Jan 17, 2011

    Well our elec bills will be going up again.

  • Retired07 Jan 14, 2011

    Pay the bill Fayetteville you annex happy bunch!

  • Nothing New Jan 14, 2011

    Fayettville annex these nieghborhoods and now does not want to pay the light bill????? Do they not know that providing street lighting is the cities responsibility????? If Fayetteville does not want to pay the bill maybe the should unannex these neighborhoods.

  • jeff27577 Jan 14, 2011

    I bet progress energy wouldn't let me go from july to jan with out paying my bill....whats up with this
    keneds

    exactly, im 1 day late and they are already calling

  • keneds Jan 14, 2011

    I bet progress energy wouldn't let me go from july to jan with out paying my bill....whats up with this