Street Lights

The Cherokee Metro District, as part of its purview, maintains the street lights within the District’s boundaries. The street lights stemmed from the creation of a Special District that was implemented by the Cimarron Corporation in order to provide street lights within Cimarron Hills. The Special District was later incorporated and dissolved when the Cherokee Metro District was formed in 1992.

Expenses & Maintenance

The District pays a flat monthly rate for each street light. Included in this rate are the electric power consumption and also the parts and labor to maintain each light.

The District has a contract with the City of Colorado Springs and also Mountain View Electric to perform the maintenance of the street lights.

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Revenue

The street light fee is $1.40 per month, which is added to each account the District bills out.

Responsibility of the District

The District’s responsibility is to inform Colorado Springs Utilities or Mountain View Electric that there is a street light out in their part of the District. These companies are usually several weeks to several months out on repairing streetlights. The street lights will be fix or replaced as soon as they possibly can. 

Responsibility of Residents

We encourage all District residents to report problems or outages to the District Office at 719-597-5080. Residents can also call CSU or MVE directly. Colorado Springs Utilities number is 719-448-4800 and Mountain View Electric is 719-495-2283.