A week from tomorrow, the Planning & Zoning Commission will review an amendment to allow lights on town athletic fields.
There will be provisions to limit the number of events held on the fields — which much be at least 20 acres, and include at least 200 parking spots — as well as permits for practices only until 9 p.m.
In years past, proposals like this have created Super Bowl-like interest. Supporters praised lights as the greatest thing since Genesis; detractors warned that lighted athletic fields would mean Armageddon.
This time around, there’s been barely a peep. Does that mean lights are an idea whose time has come?
Or, rather, an idea whose time has come in the midst of far darker concerns?