[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the City of Woodbury as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Zoning — See Ch. 202.
[Adopted 9-12-2005 by Ord. No. 2007-05]
The purpose and intent of this article is to preserve and protect against light pollution and unnecessary sky glow while promoting sound and responsible use of resources, discourage the waste of electricity and improve or maintain nighttime safety, utility and security throughout the residential communities within the City of Woodbury.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Includes all residential zones and development, any mixture of residential and commercial establishments, characterized by a few pedestrians at night. This definition includes areas with single-family houses, townhouses and/or small apartment buildings.
All outdoor lighting used for security purposes located in residential areas herein defined shall be activated by motion sensor devices or turned off during nonoperation hours.
All lighting shall be designed and installed in a manner that shall result in the direct or diffused source of illumination not being visible at any point on the property boundary at a height of three feet or anything greater. This can be accomplished by shielding, placement type and style of fixtures and other means that are technically feasible. Light fixtures shall not be aligned, focused or designed to illuminate above the horizontal plane passing through the lowest part of the light fixture and shield. The three-foot restriction noted above shall not apply to front door lights and lampposts located in the front yard of a residential property that are otherwise in compliance with the requirements of this article.
Lighting shall not project off the property. At the property line, illumination from light fixtures shall not exceed 0.5 footcandles in a vertical plane.
All outdoor light fixtures shall be designed, installed and maintained so that there will not be objectionable direct light emissions.
Unshielded sources, upward pointed light sources, off-site lighting, laser source lights, searchlights, arc lights, and pulsed or flashing lights shall be prohibited.
Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not to exceed $1,000 or imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days, or both.