Mayor Domenic J. Sarno shares an update on progress toward addressing street light outages following meeting with Eversource.
Mayor Sarno states, “After meeting with Eversource officials last month, some progress has been made in repairing and getting street lights back on. This is a huge ‘pet peeve’ of mine! – just ask my staff, I call them in every night as a I travel through our neighborhoods/city.”
“Since the meeting, Eversource has committed a bigger crew towards repairs. As of early December, 122 street light repairs have been performed. I have also asked them to review and streamline their public reporting system. I appreciate their efforts but will continue to press them in the name of our residents and business community – more work needs to be done.”
“We take this public safety issue very seriously,” said Eversource Vice President of Electric Operations William Ritchie. “We are working closely with Mayor Sarno to identify priority streetlight repairs, as well as assigning crews and contractors to fixing streetlights across the city. We expect to have them fixed by January, and encourage residents to contact us and report the location of any streetlights that need repair.”
Mayor Sarno continues, “Besides contacting Eversource to submit a street light repair request through their online portal, please feel free to contact the City at our 311 Customer Call Center (413-736-3111), and/or my office at 413-787-6100.”