The temporary glow in the night on The Golden Center Freeway near Nevada City is no longer apparent now that a gas station owner was notified of complaints about their electronic sign. The Chevron Station and Mini-mart is located off the Sacramento Street exit and a recently upgraded price sign had malfunctioned causing it to blare into the night. The sign’s installer explained to the city council that a the sensor malfunctioned causing the light to shine at one hundred percent power rather than the ten percent level it should use after sunset.
The excessive light was the source of complaints from a number of area residents. Many thought it was brand new sign, so the approval process was questioned. Coucil member Duane Strawser clarified the sign was not new and only the lighting was a concern.
Though the lighting has been turned down, council member Erin Minett still wanted time for council members to view the reduced lighting and the public to weigh in on the latest modifications.
The approval was continued to the February 26 meeting.