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CODE OF ORDINANCE CITY OF WAUKEE, IOWA
SUPPLEMENT RECORD
CHAPTER 1 CODE OF ORDINANCES
CHAPTER 2 CHARTER
CHAPTER 3 BOUNDARIES
CHAPTER 4 MUNICIPAL INFRACTIONS
CHAPTER 5 OPERATING PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 6 CITY ELECTIONS
CHAPTER 7 FISCAL MANAGEMENT
CHAPTER 8 INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS
CHAPTER 9 URBAN RENEWAL
CHAPTER 15 MAYOR
CHAPTER 16 MAYOR PRO TEM
CHAPTER 17 CITY COUNCIL
CHAPTER 18 CITY CLERK
CHAPTER 19 FINANCE DIRECTOR
CHAPTER 20 CITY ATTORNEY
CHAPTER 21 CITY ADMINISTRATOR
CHAPTER 22 LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
CHAPTER 23 BOARD OF APPEALS
CHAPTER 24 PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD
CHAPTER 26 PARK REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 27 SUGAR CREEK MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE
CHAPTER 30 POLICE DEPARTMENT
CHAPTER 35 FIRE DEPARTMENT
CHAPTER 40 PUBLIC PEACE
CHAPTER 41 PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY
CHAPTER 42 PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PROPERTY
CHAPTER 45 ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION AND INTOXICATION
CHAPTER 46 MINORS
CHAPTER 50 NUISANCE ABATEMENT PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 51 JUNK AND JUNK VEHICLES
CHAPTER 52 NOISE CONTROL
CHAPTER 55 ANIMAL PROTECTION AND CONTROL
CHAPTER 56 DANGEROUS AND VICIOUS ANIMALS
CHAPTER 57 URBAN CHICKENS
CHAPTER 60 ADMINISTRATION OF TRAFFIC CODE
CHAPTER 61 TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES
CHAPTER 62 GENERAL TRAFFIC REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 63 SPEED REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 64 TURNING REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 65 STOP OR YIELD REQUIRED
CHAPTER 66 LOAD AND WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS
CHAPTER 67 PEDESTRIANS
CHAPTER 68 PARKING REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 70 TRAFFIC CODE ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 75 ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES AND SNOWMOBILES
CHAPTER 76 BICYCLE REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 77 SKATEBOARDS
CHAPTER 80 ABANDONED VEHICLES
CHAPTER 90 WATER SERVICE SYSTEM
CHAPTER 91 WATER METERS
CHAPTER 92 WATER RATES
CHAPTER 93 WATER WELL PROTECTION
CHAPTER 95 SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM
CHAPTER 96 BUILDING SEWERS AND CONNECTIONS
CHAPTER 97 ON-SITE WASTEWATER SYSTEMS
CHAPTER 98 SEWER SERVICE CHARGES
CHAPTER 99 CONNECTION FEE DISTRICTS
CHAPTER 100 STORMWATER MANAGEMENT UTILITY
CHAPTER 101 ILLICIT DISCHARGE TO STORM SEWER SYSTEM
CHAPTER 102 CONSTRUCTION SITE EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL
CHAPTER 103 POST-CONSTRUCTION STORMWATER MANAGEMENT
CHAPTER 104 REGULATION OF INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER, COMMERCIAL WASTEWATER AND HAULED WASTE
CHAPTER 105 SOLID WASTE CONTROL
CHAPTER 106 COLLECTION OF SOLID WASTE
CHAPTER 107 MANDATORY RECYCLING PROGRAMS
CHAPTER 110 NATURAL GAS SERVICE RATES AND CHARGES
CHAPTER 111 ELECTRIC ENERGY FRANCHISE
CHAPTER 112 CABLE TELEVISION FRANCHISE
CHAPTER 115 RIGHT-OF-WAY AND UTILITY INSTALLATION PERMIT REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 120 LIQUOR LICENSES AND WINE AND BEER PERMITS
CHAPTER 121 CIGARETTE AND TOBACCO PERMITS
CHAPTER 122 PEDDLERS AND SOLICITORS
CHAPTER 123 PAWNBROKERS
CHAPTER 124 MASSAGE THERAPY ESTABLISHMENT LICENSE
CHAPTER 135 STREET USE AND MAINTENANCE
CHAPTER 136 SIDEWALK REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 137 VACATION AND DISPOSAL OF STREETS
CHAPTER 138 NAMING OF STREETS
CHAPTER 140 CONTROLLED ACCESS FACILITIES
CHAPTER 145 MANUFACTURED AND MOBILE HOMES
CHAPTER 150 TREES
CHAPTER 151 TELECOMMUNICATION TOWERS
CHAPTER 155 BUILDING CODES AND REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 156 RESIDENTIAL RENTAL CODE
CHAPTER 160 SITE AND BUILDING DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS
CHAPTER 161 LANDSCAPE AND OPEN SPACE REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 165 ZONING REGULATIONS DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 166 ZONING REGULATIONS ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT
CHAPTER 167 ZONING REGULATIONS SIGNS
CHAPTER 168 ZONING REGULATIONS PARKING AND LOADING
CHAPTER 169 ZONING REGULATIONS DISTRICT REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 170 FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT
CHAPTER 175 SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL PROVISIONS
CHAPTER 176 SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS PLATTING PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 177 SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS DESIGN STANDARDS
CHAPTER 178 SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS REQUIRED IMPROVEMENTS
CHAPTER 179 SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS DEVELOPMENT IMPACT ON COMMUNITY FACILITIES
160.06   LIGHTING STANDARDS – DESIGN GUIDELINES.
1.   Required Lamps – Generally.  All lamps shall be LED, or others with similar qualities to reduce glare and provide for improved color correct vision. 
2.   Required Exterior Lighting Fixtures – Generally.  All exterior lighting fixtures shall be full cut-offs.  No portion of the lamp, lens, or diffuser shall be visible from the side or top of any shield, or otherwise protrude from the bottom of the shield.  No exterior lighting fixture shall emit light at or above a horizontal plane that runs through the lowest point of the shield.
3.   Architectural and Decorative Lighting (Commercial and Industrial).
   A.   Limited building-mounted lighting may be used to highlight specific architectural features or primary customer or building entrances.  Floodlights are only permitted provided all light emitted is contained by the building or by an eave or protruding structure.
   B.   Lighting fixtures shall be located, aimed, and shielded to minimize the glare that is emitted on objects other than a building’s façade or landscape walls.
   C.   Building-mounted neon lighting may only be used when the lighting is recessed, or contained inside a cap or architectural reveal.
4.   Site and Parking Lot Lighting (Commercial and Industrial).
   A.   The mounting height for lighting fixtures shall not exceed 33 feet from grade to the top of the lighting fixture.
   B.   The maximum average maintained foot-candles for a parking lot lighting fixture shall be three foot-candles.  The maximum lighting level for a parking lot lighting fixture shall be ten foot-candles.
   C.   The maximum horizontal foot-candle measurement at any property line shall be two foot-candles.  The maximum maintained vertical foot-candle at an adjoining property line shall be two foot-candles, as measured at five feet above grade.
5.   Display Lot Lighting (Commercial and Industrial).
6.   A.   The mounting height for lighting fixtures shall not exceed 33 feet from grade to the top of the lighting fixture.
7.   B.   The maximum average maintained foot-candles for a display lot lighting fixture adjacent to the public right of way shall be 25 foot-candles.  The minimum lighting level for a display lot lighting fixture adjacent to the public right of way shall be one foot-candle.  The maximum lighting level for a display lot lighting fixture adjacent to a public right of way shall be 30 foot-candles. 
The remaining rows intended for vehicle display as defined on the site plan shall have a maximum average maintained foot-candle for display lot lighting of 20 foot-candles and a minimum of one average maintained foot-candle.  The maximum lighting level for secondary rows of display lot lighting shall be 25 foot-candles.
All customer and employee parking areas and other non-display areas within the site shall conform to the site and parking lot lighting requirements as defined above.
The maximum horizontal foot-candle measurement at any property line shall be two foot-candles.  The maximum maintained vertical foot-candle at an adjoining property line shall be two foot-candles, as measured at five feet above grade.
All display lot lighting fixtures shall meet the shielding and lamp requirements contained in this section and adhere to all other requirements imposed by the Waukee Municipal Code.
After 10:00 p.m. and until 7:00 a.m., all display lot lighting fixture foot-candle levels shall be reduced so as to conform to the site and parking lot lighting requirements contained in this section through the means of a control system or systems. 
The discontinuance of the use of the property for on-site vehicular sales shall eliminate the authority of the property owner to operate the display lot lighting at the levels set forth in this section.  In the event of such discontinuation of use, the lighting may only be operated in accordance with other requirements of this section.  It shall be the property owners responsibility to notify its successors in interest or tenants of the obligations imposed by this section.
8.   Canopy Lighting (Commercial and Industrial).  The average maintained foot-candles under a canopy shall be 35 foot-candles.  Areas outside the canopy shall be regulated by the guidelines and standards outlined above.  Permissible fixtures for canopy lighting include:
   A.   Recessed fixtures that incorporate a lens cover that is either recessed or flush with the bottom surface of the canopy.
   B.   Indirect lighting where light is emitted upward and then reflected down from the underside of the canopy.  Such fixtures shall be shielded to ensure that no light is emitted at or above a horizontal plane that runs through the lowest point of the canopy.
9.   Street Lighting.  All private street light fixtures shall measure no more than 30 feet from grade to the top of the lighting fixture, and shall be cobra-style, unless the Commission and Council permit the installation of an alternative fixture.  The Commission and Council may approve an alternative lighting fixture only after a determination has been made that the alternative fixture has been designed to avoid glare and trespass.  The use of lighting fixtures that direct light upward into the air is strictly prohibited.  All lighting on public streets shall conform to the current City of Waukee Standard Specifications.
10.   Recreational Facilities.  The lighting fixtures at all public or private outdoor recreational facilities shall be designed to minimize the amount of light that is directed upward into the air, glare, and light trespass.  The illumination of any public or private outdoor recreational facility after 11:00 p.m. is prohibited, except in order to conclude a specific activity, previously scheduled, which is in progress under such illumination prior to 11:00 p.m.
11.   Exemptions.  This section does not apply to the following exterior lighting sources:
   A.   Airport lighting required by law.
   B.   Temporary emergency lighting.
   C.   Temporary lighting, other than security lighting, at construction projects.
   D.   Governmental facilities where a compelling need for safety and security has been demonstrated.
   E.   Lighting for flag poles, church steeples or other similar non-commercial items provided they do not cause distraction within public rights-of-way.