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City should lead by example, cut glare now at rink

Dear Editor,

It was good to read that in spite of an early meltdown due to the unseasonably warm weather over the past couple weeks, the Community Center ice rink enjoyed a highly successful season.

With six weeks of down time before the start of inline skating activities, hopefully the staff will have both the time and the direction from management to put up the opaque light barriers to shield off-site properties from the glare of the ice rink lights. The City Council passed an ordinance in December requiring elimination of glare and light trespass, and four months later nothing has been done to bring the ice rink lighting into compliance.

Although the ordinance allows a year for corrective action on existing installations, the city should set a good example and lead the way by properly shielding the ice rink lights as soon as possible so they will no longer be an eyesore. It will enhance both the image and the appearance of the Community Center.

H.S. Sundin

Glenwood Springs

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