This Page

has moved to a new address:


Sorry for the inconvenience…

Redirection provided by Blogger to WordPress Migration Service
Linglestown Gazette: Noise regs in the works

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Noise regs in the works

Lower Paxton Township officials are scheduled to discuss this evening proposed regulations to put a lid on chronic neighborhood noise disputes.

The issue was raised over a year ago by watchdog group SWAN in response to long-standing noise problems experienced by two households affiliated with the group that could not be resolved by local authorities.

The Paxton Herald, a local tabloid publication, has come out against the proposed rules that, according to the paper's editor, provide for punishment of a $600 fine and 90 days of jail time in severe cases, and would require a permit to hold backyard gatherings in some situations.

Tonight’s meeting at the Municipal Center will begin the process to publicly discuss the proposed legislation.

If the noise ordinance is eventually adopted, I can assure you that police will not be patrolling neighborhoods listening for noisy gatherings to check out – the goal is give police enough authority to respond to complaints called in by residents.

For more insights into this issue, CLICK HERE for an opinion piece by a township resident who has been impacted by nuisance noise from an uncooperative neighbor.

Check out tonight’s township meeting agenda, 6 pm, that includes continued discussion of a petition from Linglestown residents to open alley Raspberry Lane as a public street.


Post a Comment

<< Home