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Re: Small, VERY local, hopefully not temporary victory
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2018, 08:38:01 PM »
If I can get the street light changed to a full cut off you can too. I just said it shined into my bedroom and I couldn't sleep , it took several months but it got changed. Neighbors are hard. I can't help you there.

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Re: Small, VERY local, hopefully not temporary victory
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2018, 01:56:17 AM »
Thank you Eric.  I really did try very hard to be both diplomatic and very fair to them, even conceding that I understand they want to light their driveway, and I don't have a problem with that.

It's really a matter of education.  Okay, so I need to get my butt in gear and educate more people.  Fine.  This is apparently the impetus I needed to get going on that. 

See attached poster.  I'll be putting these up around town at the local spots where people put things up (grocery store / drug store / post office).  I'll keep putting up new/different ones as they get torn/taken down.  And then I'll move to step 2 that I laid out above.

I guess I just needed a fire lit under me.  Okay... I'm moving!!  (Not that "Eyes on the Sky" doesn't take me a ton of time each week as it is.)


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Re: Small, VERY local, hopefully not temporary victory
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2018, 05:09:29 AM »
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If I can get the street light changed to a full cut off you can too. I just said it shined into my bedroom and I couldn't sleep , it took several months but it got changed. Neighbors are hard. I can't help you there.

I'm still working on it.  The problem is, I asked them specifically to CALL me, so that I would know when they were coming out.  They ignored my first two requests.  The next one, they showed up AS I was arriving at work (my wife did her best; she called me when they got there). 

It's a struggle just to get them to take the problem seriously.  They think if the light works, there's no problem.

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Re: Small, VERY local, hopefully not temporary victory
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2018, 02:21:54 PM »
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That's my plan for now.  Any thoughts on that would be appreciated - good / bad / adjustments, whatever.

Good luck. I wouldn't get my hopes up. On any of it.

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Re: Small, VERY local, hopefully not temporary victory
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2018, 03:34:51 PM »
Rob their house. Then, they will see that the light doesn't deter crime.

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Re: Small, VERY local, hopefully not temporary victory
« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2018, 06:18:45 PM »
I looked at my local ordinances.  There is one that deals with off street parking, and that light for off street parking should not create a "nuisance" or shine onto residential properties.  It's not much to go on, but it's a start, so I contacted our village administrator by email yesterday, detailing the problem and sent him a picture of the lights.  I have yet to hear back from him, but he has always gotten back to me on problems in the past, so we'll see what he recommends in terms of moving forward.  Failing that, I'll implement my campaign to get the codes revised/updated/strengthened.  I have three posters made up so far (including the one above).  Will update as I learn more and proceed.

Robert Laygo

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Re: Small, VERY local, hopefully not temporary victory
« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2018, 12:55:53 PM »
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Rob their house. Then, they will see that the light doesn't deter crime.

LOL! I know you're joking but I have to admit that it was pretty funny.

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Re: Small, VERY local, hopefully not temporary victory
« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2018, 02:21:23 PM »
You, Sir, deserve and I hope will recieve the best possible outcome in this matter.I, myself would be more than happy to chip in on a bribe for the fellow.....if that's what it would take.Bribes work wonders worldwide.Good Luck, Dave!

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Re: Small, VERY local, hopefully not temporary victory
« Reply #23 on: January 26, 2018, 01:15:36 AM »
That's an interesting idea about the ordinance. Where do you think I can start "digging" into these in my city?Bob

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Re: Small, VERY local, hopefully not temporary victory
« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2018, 11:08:52 PM »
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That's an interesting idea about the ordinance. Where do you think I can start "digging" into these in my city?

Bob

Try doing a web search for your city and/or state outdoor lighting regulations.

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Re: Small, VERY local, hopefully not temporary victory
« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2018, 12:07:36 AM »
Hey, have frequent star parties at your house and invite everyone who has one of those coffee grinder mounts........

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Re: Small, VERY local, hopefully not temporary victory
« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2018, 12:26:47 AM »
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<p class="citation">QuoteThat's an interesting idea about the ordinance. Where do you think I can start "digging" into these in my city?

Bob

Try doing a web search for your city and/or state outdoor lighting regulations. [/quote]

Yup - I had looked at mine before.  I just typed in my city, state and then local ordinances or something like that.  Usually they can be found from your municipality's home page, though sometimes that can take some digging to find them.  But most places have them posted in PDF form or some other format. 

Once I had the right section, I just did some Ctrl-F searches using "light" or "lighting" to find the relevant sub-sections quickly.

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Re: Small, VERY local, hopefully not temporary victory
« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2018, 04:30:10 AM »
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That's an interesting idea about the ordinance. Where do you think I can start "digging" into these in my city?

Bob
Try http://www.municode.com

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Re: Small, VERY local, hopefully not temporary victory
« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2018, 08:37:53 AM »
Have you tried "light trespass" as a search term?

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Re: Small, VERY local, hopefully not temporary victory
« Reply #29 on: January 31, 2018, 08:39:52 AM »
Hey, thanks for the tip on the municode and will start there!Bob