Chapter 18.28
OUTDOOR LIGHTING

Sections:

18.28.010    Applicability – Conformance.

18.28.020    One thousand watts defined.

18.28.030    Direct rays limited to property of origin.

18.28.040    Direct illumination of other properties – Prohibited hours.

18.28.050    Prohibited hours generally.

18.28.060    Lighting permit – Effect.

18.28.010 Applicability – Conformance.

No outdoor lighting shall, after the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter, be installed in the R-1 or R-M zones, except in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. (Ord. 700 § 2 (Exh. 1), 2012; Ord. 304 § 1, 1974)

18.28.020 One thousand watts defined.

Whenever the term “one thousand watts” or the term “an aggregate of one thousand watts” is used in this chapter, it shall be construed to mean one thousand watts on lots fifteen thousand square feet or smaller. On lots larger than fifteen thousand square feet it shall be deemed to mean one thousand watts plus an additional one hundred watts for each one thousand five hundred square feet or major fraction thereof by which the lot exceeds fifteen thousand square feet, up to a maximum of two thousand watts. (Ord. 700 § 2 (Exh. 1), 2012; Ord. 304 § 1, 1974)

18.28.030 Direct rays limited to property of origin.

No light shall, after the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter, be installed in any R-1 or R-M zone where the direct rays from the light extend beyond the property line of the property upon which such light is installed, except that individual nonreflector light bulbs not exceeding illumination equivalent to an incandescent light bulb of one hundred fifty watts each shall be permitted without restriction, except that the aggregate of all outdoor lights shall not exceed one thousand watts for any lot. (Ord. 700 § 2 (Exh. 1), 2012; Ord. 304 § 1, 1974)

18.28.040 Direct illumination of other properties – Prohibited hours.

No outdoor lighting in the R-1 or R-M zones shall be used after seven-thirty p.m. of any day or before seven a.m. of any day where such light source results in direct illumination of a parcel of property or properties other than those upon which such light fixture or source is physically located, except that individual nonreflector light bulbs not exceeding illumination equivalent to an incandescent light bulb of one hundred fifty watts each shall be permitted. (Ord. 700 § 2 (Exh. 1), 2012; Ord. 304 § 1, 1974)

18.28.050 Prohibited hours generally.

No outdoor lighting in the R-1 or R-M zones shall be used after nine p.m. of any day or before seven a.m. of any day, except that individual light bulbs not exceeding illumination equivalent to an incandescent light bulb of one hundred fifty watts each or an aggregate of one thousand watts for each lot shall be permitted; provided, however, that if any reflector bulbs are used the direct rays of such bulbs may not extend beyond the property line of the property upon which such light is installed. (Ord. 700 § 2 (Exh. 1), 2012; Ord. 304 § 1, 1974)

18.28.060 Lighting permit – Effect.

Notwithstanding the requirements of this chapter, lights may be installed and used in a manner and at times not permitted by this chapter only upon receipt of a lighting permit issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. A lighting permit shall be issued if the planning commission finds that the installation or use, as conditioned, of the requested lights will not adversely affect any person’s use or enjoyment of any other property. A lighting permit shall be denied if the planning commission or the city council finds that such installation or use of lights will adversely affect any person’s use or enjoyment of any other property. (Ord. 700 § 2 (Exh. 1), 2012; Ord. 529 § 23, 1991; Ord. 304 § 1, 1974)