What is a street lighting district and how is my property assessed?

A lighting district is a defined area, typically a street, neighborhood or subdivision, where a majority property owners want to have streetlights installed and maintained at the property owners’ expense. The Jackson Township Board of Trustees has the authority to establish a lighting district on dedicated township roads in Jackson Township. The establishment of a new lighting district must be initiated by a street light petition. Jackson Township is billed monthly for the energy usage.in the residential districts.  All property owners in a district are assessed equal amounts as a special assessment on their property taxes.