The press has gotten word of our October 14 meeting with Santee Cooper. (Santee Cooper To Hold ‘Streelight Summit’ With Coastal Homeowners)
Representatives for seven Horry and Georgetown County homeowners associations will bring forward the issues with the current Santee Cooper Outdoor Lighting policy:
- Outdoor lighting pole and fixtures rental fees which never decrease, even after Santee Cooper has recovered its initial investment
- The requirement for meter installation should a community take ownership of their lighting poles and fixtures
- Higher costs for LED light fixtures which negate the energy savings
We are hoping for a constructive dialog that opens the door for change. We will report back on the results.