Council tells resident “Turn off the lights!” In Audubon


April 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Audubon City Council Tuesday night passed an ordinance dealing with Nuisance Lighting. City Clerk Lora Hansen told KJAN News the measure passed on the first and final consideration. The ordinance entitled “Light Pollution” – pertains to “Obstrusive and objectionable elements of outdoor lighting, including uplight, glare, light trespass and excessive light levels.”

The ordinance, which defines the level of those elements which can be considered obtrusive, was created after the City received complaints about a residence that has what amounts to outdoor floodlights, or security lighting. Hanson said neighbors had complained it was “Like daylight in their house 24-hours a day.”

In other business, the Audubon City Council: discussed matters pertaining to the Landfill Commission; Extended the deadline for a resident to make repairs to an unsafe structure, until July 15th; and, passed a resolution setting the wage for the Public Works Director at $37,500 per year.