(A)   Findings. The Town Manager may grant a permit for temporary lighting if he or she finds the following:
      (1)   The purpose for which the lighting is proposed is not intended to extend beyond 30 days;
      (2)   The proposed lighting is designed in such a manner as to minimize light pollution as much as is feasible;
      (3)   The proposed lighting will comply with the general intent of this zoning code; and
      (4)   The permit will be in the public interest.
   (B)   Application contents. The application for the temporary lighting permit shall include the following information:
      (1)   Name and address of applicant and property owner;
      (2)   Location of proposed fixtures;
      (3)   Type, wattage and lumen output of lamp(s);
      (4)   Type, shielding and use of proposed fixtures;
      (5)   Intended use of the lighting;
      (6)   Duration of time for requested exemption;
      (7)   The nature of the exemption; and
      (8)   Such other information as the Town Manager may request.
   (C)   Ruling. The Town Manager shall endeavor to rule on the application within five business days from the date of submission of the request and notify the applicant in writing of his or her decision. TheTown Manager may grant one renewal of the permit for an additional 30 days if he or she finds that, because of an unanticipated change in circumstances, a renewal would be in the public interest. The Town Manager is not authorized to grant more than one temporary permit and one renewal for the same property within one calendar year. A denial by the Town Manager may be appealed to the Planning and Zoning Commission within 30 days.
(Ord. 2012-04, passed 12-5-2012)