Southlake Carroll trustees approved installing lights at the baseball and softball fields located at Carroll Senior High with a unanimous vote that took place shortly after midnight.
The light installation would come with several stipulations aimed at protecting the properties of nearby homeowners who worry lights will devalue their properties. Among the stipulations are that use of the fields during the night be restricted to UIL activities. Other guidelines include capping usage to a number of games, getting additional landscaping to screen the homes from the fields, mitigating the noise levels and shutting the outfield lights off when games finish.
"The next step in the process is the city process, which hasn't even begun," School Board President Read Ballew told people in the audience. "It is not a done deal. I think everyone should be aware of that."