RESOLUTION TO ALLOW LIGHTING
OF DARDEN TOWE PARK TENNIS COURTS
WHEREAS, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors has received a citizen request to allow the tennis courts at Darden Towe Park to be lighted; and
WHEREAS, Darden Towe Park is owned by both the County of Albemarle and the City of Charlottesville; and
WHEREAS, the Darden Towe Park Agreement requires the mutual agreement of the County and City before lighting of any competitive sport or recreation facility in the Park may occur; and
WHEREAS, County and City staff have recommended to the Darden Towe Park Committee that lighting of the tennis courts be allowed; and
WHEREAS, the Darden Towe Park Committee recommended that the Board of Supervisors and City Council each set this item for public hearing in order to receive input from the public prior to taking action; and
WHEREAS, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on this matter on August 13, 2008; and
WHEREAS, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors finds that lighting of the tennis courts at Darden Towe Park will benefit the community; and
WHEREAS, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors will only consider a lighting plan to be acceptable that includes full cut off lighting in strict accordance with the Outdoor Lighting provisions of the County’s Zoning Ordinance, that is as energy efficient as possible, that allows the lighting to be on only while the courts are in use, and that will automatically cut off lighting at 10pm; and
WHEREAS, it is contemplated that private funding will be secured to fund the capital costs of the lighting project.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors hereby expresses its intent to allow the tennis courts at Darden Towe Park to be lighted, contingent upon approval by the City of Charlottesville and the approval of an acceptable lighting and funding plan.
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