Polk County mulls courthouse decorative lighting policy
A courthouse lighting policy is being drafted, Polk County Administrator John Norris tells Axios.
Why it matters: It'll set use guidelines for the multi-colored LED lights recently added to the building as part of a larger renovation.
😿 Spoiler alert: Colors celebrating your cat's birthday probably won't get approved.
- The lighting is intended to promote civic institutions, holidays, public events or causes of community significance.
- Applications will likely be limited to businesses and nonprofit groups.
Details: The draft policy calls for a staff review at least 30 days prior to an event and a $100 application fee to help cover employees' time.
- Consideration would be given to how the lighting benefits a cause or event as well as its relevance to Polk County.
- Requests would be limited to two colors for seven consecutive days.
Of note: The county's policy will be similar to one used by DSM to light some of our iconic bridges and the Gray's Lake Park tunnel.
- It'll be finalized administratively and a vote via the supervisors to enact the policy is not anticipated, Norris said.
🍀 Our thought bubble: Set them puppies to flashing green all March for St. Patrick's 's Day.
- And to remind folks to fork over their property tax cash.
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