Nov 15 2017
08:04 am

This action is about 20 years too late but we'll take it. Shielded lighting yields better vision, is safer to be around, and costs less. Lousy lights have all but stolen the stars from us and there's absolutely no reason to allow it to continue.

The newly adopted regulations will apply to new lighting structures, not existing ones.

“From a layman’s standpoint, it’s to keep the illumination on your property boundaries,” Woody said.

“It’s encapsulating the light only on your property,” Woody said about the resolution. “It illuminates your property, but it doesn’t have light pollution so to speak off your property.”

Commissioners discussed the resolution in a previous workshop. Commissioner Junior Hendrickson said the ordinance has the chance to prevent disputes that could arise over lighting issues.


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