The American Cancer Society is introducing its well known Relay for Life event at the local high school for the first time. The event appears to be well received by the community and may use the school in subsequent years if the maiden voyage goes well.
The special use permit for the high school outdoor lighting has to be amended to allow for the use of the lights past 11pm (this is a 6pm-6am event with walkers/runners doing continuous laps).
While the school district and the local homeowners association whole heartedly endorse the event, I want to make sure I get all my ducks in a row from a zoning perspective. I forsee a few options as far as the special use amendment goes:
1. Amend to allow this event on an annual basis.
2. Amend to allow this event for a period of ___ years.
3. Have them come back every year (eh).
4. See how this year goes and then decide how to handle it indefinately.
Anyone else been involved since the begining in this or a similar event? What say you on the time frame? Any negative experiences which would preclude you from suggesting option #1? Other words of wisdom? Many thanks!