BEVERLY — With the city poised to buy its streetlights from National Grid, the city electrician is seeking your help.
Mayor Bill Scanlon announced last week that the city plans to buy its entire inventory of streetlights — 3,775 of them — from National Grid for $107,000, rather than lease them at the current rate of $301,000 per year.
That will amount to big savings, Scanlon said. But the city will also have to take over the task and cost of replacing burned-out lights.
In the meantime, City Electrician Bill Ambrefe is asking residents to call him if they spot any streetlights that aren't working over the next 45 days, before the sale takes place and while National Grid is still responsible for replacing the lights.
Anyone who spots a nonworking streetlight can call Ambrefe at 978-423-7468.