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Radnor Tells VU to Turn Off the Lights

Lights left on late in Villanova's stadium violates a 2005 resolution.

Radnor Tells VU to Turn Off the Lights

Radnor Township has issued violations to because the lights in the school's stadium are being left on late at night.

In a Feb. 17 letter from the township's solicitor John Rice, the township says that the school is in continuing violation of a resolution that states that the lights need to be turned off when not in use (and reduced when in use) after 9 p.m.

Villanova agreed to this when it built its athletic facility in 2005.

In an email sent to Christopher Kovolski, Assistant to the President for Internal and External Affairs, by township manager Bob Zienkowski on Feb. 17, Zienkowski writes, "Chris, we have been very patient with the University for months and months and months but it has become apparent to me that the University has snubbed its nose at the Township and has no intention of addressing this problem. It is beyond ridiculous! This ends today!"

Read the full email, letter and other documents on Save Ardmore Coalition.

Kovolski wrote an email to neighbors that day stating that the lights were on "as a result of a software failure in the new timer system we recently installed."

"That was compounded by a series of other issues, the circumstances of which truly do not matter. The lights were on and they shouldn’t have been."

He writes, "I am embarrassed and furious that the situation has deteriorated to this point. It is unacceptable and you have every right to be upset."

Radnor Patch has reached out to Villanova University for comment.

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