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A. Purpose: It is the intent of this chapter to require lighting practices and systems that minimize light pollution, glare, and light trespass, and conserve energy while maintaining adequate light for nighttime safety, utility, security and productivity. Good modern lighting practices can achieve these goals and at the same time preserve the scenic view of the night sky, minimize lighting that would have a detrimental effect on astronomical observations, and prevent lighting that would be offensive to neighboring and near-by properties.

B. Conformance with Applicable Code and Zoning Ordinance Provisions: All outdoor artificial illuminating devices shall be installed in conformance with the provisions of this chapter, any other applicable provisions of the Zoning Ordinance and Building Codes of the Town of Fountain Hills, which may hereafter be enacted, as applicable.

C. Approved Material and Methods of Installation: The provisions of this chapter are not intended to prevent the use of any material or method of installation not specifically prescribed by this chapter, provided any such alternate has been approved in writing by the Town of Fountain Hills Zoning Administrator upon consultation with the Chief Building Official and finding that the proposed design, material or method:

1. Provides approximate equivalence to the applicable requirements of this chapter and applicable building codes; or

2. Is otherwise satisfactory and complies with the intent of this chapter.