Zoning board says yes and no
The Greencastle Zoning Hearing Board granted one special exception request
by the school district March 3, but denied another.
Representatives from architectural firm EI Associates, athletic director
Vicki Ritchey and director of facilities Don Miley attended the hearing to
ask the board to expand a nonconforming use on athletic fields at the high
school. They requested the height of current lighting on Kaley Field be
raised from 70 to 80 feet, and that new light poles be installed on the
multipurpose field to the north within eight feet of the lot line.
Zoning board members Greg Overcash, Michele Emmett and Gerald Pool agreed to
the higher poles, which would actually result in less light falling on
adjacent residential backyards. However, they said no to the new poles. They
believed the additional illumination would adversely affect the
neighborhood, throwing too much light, said borough manager Kenneth Womack.
No citizens were present to support or oppose the request, although Ed Wine
did ask questions.