Record SeriesLighting Districts(1896-1975)
Topical and chronological files - primarily deals with contracts, consolidation, installation and changes. Early documents include: lighting district establishments, lighting company bids, petitions for establishment of districts, complaints, and legal actions.
"Lighting Districts have been set up to meet the particular needs for street lighting in local areas. The Town Board is responsible for the establishment of the tax rate, based on the estimate of the cost, as furnished by local utilities." 1958 Annual Report, p. 27 - Falls under the term "Special Districts ["In cases where a neighborhood or group of people desire a special Service, a Special District is set up and all costs are paid for by the people receiving this exclusive service." Fact Sheet, Town of Hempstead, 1966, p. 8.]