May 06, 2020
Proposed Changes to Noise Ordinance
Town Council is in the process of reviewing the Town’s current noise ordinance and has proposed changes that will be considered at their June meeting. Due to COVID-19, Council has delayed the 2nd reading to allow residents additional time to provide feedback.
Provided here is a copy of the proposed ordinance changes. A summary is provided below:
Daily between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., any noise or sound that registers more than 60 decibels at the nearest complainant’s property line is prohibited and will be a violation of the Town’s noise ordinance and considered disturbing the peace.
Loud or unnecessary noises include loudspeakers, amplifiers, paging systems, domestic animals, yelling, shouting, feuding, whistling, or singing on the streets or recreational areas. Decibels are measured on a network scale using a sound level meter of standard design and having characteristics established by the American National Standards Institute.
Residents can provide feedback through May 22 by emailing email@example.com.
Not sure what decibels sound like, see the graphic below.