WHEREAS the appropriate standards and effective management of illumination in Ontario communities is a topic of increasing interest to many groups and individuals;
AND WHEREAS the best practices and industry standards for surrounding effective illumination practices are changing with the introduction of new green technologies which promote energy conservation as part of effective lighting techniques;
AND WHEREAS Municipalities have the authority to enact by-laws and policies which help to standardize and promote effective lighting practices.
NOW THEREFORE IT BE RESOLVED THAT staff review the current research, industry standards and best practices with regard to Municipal illumination standards
AND THAT staff is to explore factors including, but not limited to cost efficiencies, impacts on security and safety, and opportunities to improve quality of life for residents, when undertaking this review;
AND FURTHER THAT, a report to Council outlining the potential costs and benefits related to any proposed recommendations regarding implementation of municipal illumination standards over time be presented to Council once the review is complete.