WATCH: Light Polution Drama Continues In College Hills
SAN ANGELO, TX – The drama over the light pollution from overhead lights at the Sports Next Level golf driving range continued into this week's city council meeting.
As previously reported, on Dec. 23, a citizen in the College Hills neighborhood got in front of City Council and represented a number of her neighbors who have been dealing with problems with light pollution from the newly built Sports Next Level. See: Bright LED Lights at New, Successful San Angelo Business Angers Nearby Residents
After multiple complaints to various departments within the city, the Planning and Development department led by John James came up with a solution to fix the lights. City Manager Daniel Valenzuela told the council during Tuesday's meeting that the owner of Sports Next Level, Shawn Box, did comply and has not only angled the lights down but has placed a film over the light to reduce the glare.
The citizen says that is not enough and that she doesn't believe that they are being held accountable for breaking the light pollution ordinances set by the city municipal code.
Valenzuela went on to say that there still is additional glare that may break the ordinance but that Box and Sports Next Level did everything that they were asked to do.
"I know he's made some changes," said the citizen. "but these things have not help the problem at all."