SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield tax-payers could save some money if the city made a switch.
Springfield’s streetlights are owned by Eversource and the city pays a monthly rate, which includes electricity and maintenance.
City Council Candidate Jesse Lederman said Springfield could save hundreds of thousands of tax-payer dollars by buying the utility’s streetlights and taking ownership.
“I mean if it comes down to x amount versus a bigger x amount then they should probably find a way to outright buy the system and own it,” Said Timothy Gagnon of Springfield.
Lederman’s proposal urges the use of LED bulbs.
LED’s are energy efficient and long-lasting.