BELCO Requests Public’s Help For Clean Poles

November 15, 2013

BELCO is asking for the public’s consideration and assistance in ensuring that streetlight and utility poles are kept in safe condition in a note issued that warns people of the illegality and safety hazards of posting signs on poles.


In a public notice, BELCO announced that, “posting signs on poles is not permitted. Utility and streetlight poles are private property.

“Of critical importance – posting signs on poles may pose hazards to line workers. Access to poles may be compromised by posters, nails, pins and staples and metal materials may be hazardous.

“We take electricity safety very seriously. Working around electricity requires care, planning and control.”

BELCO is asking those who see signs posted on utility or streetlight poles to report the location to the company at or 295-5111.

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  1. Y-Gurl says:

    The public are asking BELCO s help in producing power at a price that doesn’t equal one fourth of our rent payments every month and stop buying companies in related to power and pass these minions back to the consumer

    • Micro says:

      Dont like your electricity bill? Use less electricity.

      • Paradox says:

        That’s a stupid reply, they don’t make water powered TVs or air powered stoves, use less is a stupid BELCO phrase to try and mitigate charging the highest kWh price on the entire planet! Take your kW charge add the “surcharge” it works out around 80c a look it up

  2. Say Say Say says:

    Y-gurl – turn off the airconditioner, reduce your water temp, turn off lights that you don’t need on all the time. Wear a sweater instead of having heat on. The answer to saving on your bill starts with you not BELCO.

  3. smith says:

    BELCO needs to take the promoters of events to court who staple/nail signs onto their poles…increase the fines for each posted sign found on a pole.

    • Micro says:

      Yup. Pretty sure that would fall under destruction of property.

    • The Fact says:

      Cant fine someone if there isn’t solid proof the event coordinater actuclly did it. Anyone could have removed a compliant poster and stapled it on a pole just to be nasty. Just a thought.

  4. Truth is killin' me... says:

    I think BELCO should paint all their poles PINK and have a new slogan…”FEEL THE BELCO LOVE!”

  5. Islander says:

    When any BELCO’s road staff see signs on the poles – yuck um off and trash um – simple
    take the fliers back to the office and have the Public Relations Officer contact each group and remind them of the policy and the next time there is a poster on a pole – there will be a fine $200.00

  6. Islander says:

    that should have been – charge of $200.00 They use can use facebook – it’s free or Twitter

  7. Triangle Drifter says:

    A waste anyway. Most of the signs are on small cards too small to read as you go by. They make the Island look trashy.