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Unplug the Lighting Ordinance - Homeowners Against Lighting Ordinances (HALO)
Petition Background (Preamble):
The Village President and Village Board directed the Plan Commission to draft the lighting Ordinance, and the Ordinance now is being considered by the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). After the ZBA makes a recommendation, the Village Board will vote on the Ordinance.
The Ordinance imposes unreasonable restrictions on how homeowners can illuminate their properties. All forms of fluorescent, sodium, metal halide and other "high intensity discharge" lighting, which is used in many security systems and for landscaping, will be completely banned. Unshielded light fixtures, including barn, doorway and driveway lights, will have significant restrictions on light output. All light fixtures installed on trees and plants will be completely banned. These restrictions will exist regardless of whether you live on a 1-acre, 5-acre or 100-acre property. Violation of the Ordinance will result in daily fines.
The Homeowners Against Lighting Ordinances believe this Ordinance represents overregulation by our local government, and an unnecessary and unreasonable infringement on our rights as homeowners to decide how we want to provide for safety, security, landscaping and recreational lighting.
We hope you agree by signing the Petition.
The Unplug the Lighting Ordinance - Homeowners Against Lighting Ordinances (HALO) petition to Village President Abboud and the Village Board of Barrington Hills was written by Dennis Gallitano and is in the category Local Government at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: halo, barrington hills, lighting ordinance, abboud, knoop, dark sky, exterior lighting ordinance, international dark sky association, ida