Another great example of the benefits of community action; The alcohol license for the Shell on Howell Mill Rd near the Piedmont Center was up for review at the NPU_D meeting last Tuesday, which presented an opportunity for the UHNA to request something to help our neighbors. UHNA Playgroup Chair Shane Murphy (standing in for UHNA NPU-D rep Eva Nason) spoke with the Shell station owner and their representative about their security floodlights shining all night every night into the rear of houses on Ridgeway Ave. They agreed to adjust the lights away from residents' homes. Shane motioned to approve the liquor license with the condition that the lights be pointed away from homes on Ridgeway. The motion was approved 18-0-2 (that’s zero opposed with two abstentions). The Shell representative promised to follow up and see if the adjustment is effective. Thank you Shane!
Images of the front and rear of the gas station, and house backing off Ridgeway Ave.
It's worth noting that several attempts to resolve this issue via store management and the City produced no result. If you'd like to be more involved in your community contact firstname.lastname@example.org or any of the UHNA Leadership