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Tommy Schmidt

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Re: *&%)#*&%$^ Streetlights
« Reply #30 on: January 23, 2018, 11:10:28 AM »
an observatory?  In the heart of a white zone????   Nah, I'll do the drive to the dark site.  I'll just view the moon and planets from the house.   Should be a nice test of eyepiece flaring......

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Re: *&%)#*&%$^ Streetlights
« Reply #31 on: January 23, 2018, 04:47:50 PM »
I have thought of constructing a screen to keep the headlights from parked cars from shining into my observing area.It would be great to one day go to a "dark site"!

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Re: *&%)#*&%$^ Streetlights
« Reply #32 on: January 25, 2018, 09:56:31 PM »
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an observatory?  In the heart of a white zone????   Nah, I'll do the drive to the dark site.  I'll just view the moon and planets from the house.   Should be a nice test of eyepiece flaring......

If I were you I'd be calling city hall every hour on the hour until that street light was in the town dump.

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Re: *&%)#*&%$^ Streetlights
« Reply #33 on: January 31, 2018, 06:31:09 AM »
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In a smaller town, calling the city hall might get some reaction....in a city like Denver, what's one more streetlight.......back yard had little to no view anyways, entire lot is bordered by tall trees (the street lights tower above these though too, at least 15-20 foot higher then the streetlights they are replacing).  Oh, and I noticed they are NOT led's, looks more like a halogen bulb in them (the ones they will be replacing have that nice orangeish bright light).  Believe these will be the bluish light more focused downward......right into my back yard.

I called the Police Dept in Virginia Beach to get three different nuisance cars towed away. You may think they ignore you but believe it or not they actually listen. Just be polite and explain how the light is giving you insomnia. Also politely mention that you never requested it and you also don't want to pay taxes to light it up at night. If I can get three cars towed then you can get a light removed. They may direct you towards paperwork to fill out. It may take a month or three but have faith.

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Re: *&%)#*&%$^ Streetlights
« Reply #34 on: February 03, 2018, 04:36:29 AM »
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<p class="citation">QuoteIn a smaller town, calling the city hall might get some reaction....in a city like Denver, what's one more streetlight.......back yard had little to no view anyways, entire lot is bordered by tall trees (the street lights tower above these though too, at least 15-20 foot higher then the streetlights they are replacing).  Oh, and I noticed they are NOT led's, looks more like a halogen bulb in them (the ones they will be replacing have that nice orangeish bright light).  Believe these will be the bluish light more focused downward......right into my back yard.

I called the Police Dept in Virginia Beach to get three different nuisance cars towed away. You may think they ignore you but believe it or not they actually listen. Just be polite and explain how the light is giving you insomnia. Also politely mention that you never requested it and you also don't want to pay taxes to light it up at night. If I can get three cars towed then you can get a light removed. They may direct you towards paperwork to fill out. It may take a month or three but have faith.

obin    [/quote]

As far as towing goes, it usually goes like this:

Dispatch informs the patrol cop in that area who (when he/she has time) checks the car out.  If it is to be towed, dispatch will call a towing company under contract with the city, who will come out and tow the car.

the owner is then responsible paying the towing company charges as well as any parking fines before the car is returned to them.  Towing a nuisance car has virtually no impact on city resources and expenses. They may even make a few bucks if a parking ticket is issued.

Quite unlike having to pay a crew to come out and remove a street light (that they have already purchased AND paid a crew to put in).