Night Sky

One of the characteristics of rural areas is a “dark sky” at night time, offering opportunities for stargazing. Town officials value this aspect of the rural environment of the Town, and wish to limit artificial lighting to the extent necessary to meet safety and security needs. Residents and businesses in the Town are encouraged to shield outdoor lighting fixtures and project lighting downward to maintain security while limiting light spillover on adjacent properties and scattered illumination into the night sky. Use of motion sensors where lights automatically turn on when a moving object is detected within a certain distance from the fixture are also encouraged, rather than lights that are on through the night.”