Town: light poles are structures

"We were asked to review whether a light pole 90 feet tall would violate code," said Zilgme. The attorney's office opinion was: "if it is over 40 feet in height it is a structure and it needs a variance."

NCAA requirements mandate that collegiate athletic fields be lit to a certain degree. To meet those requirements and college needs,

Siena is proposing the four 90-foot towers with 21 fixtures per pole.

By design, the lights have little spill-off light after a certain distance. College officials have assured nearby residents that light over their property would be minimal. Discussions with neighbors prior to the proposal led to the establishment of hours of operations and limited games under the lights throughout the sports season.

Attempts to reach Siena athletic officials were unsuccessful.""

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