Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Frederick County To Hold Public Hearing on Noise Regs

The Frederick Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on a draft ordinance that sets limits on noise levels in unincorporated parts of the county, reports Maryland County Newspapers Online.

Residents apparently have complained of noise and dust from all-terrain vehicles. According to the report:

County policy stipulates that a resident cannot exceed a noise level of 65 decibels during the day and 55 decibels at night. A commercial property cannot exceed a noise level of 67 decibels during the day and 62 at night. Enforcement would be complaint-driven. Violators of the ordinance can be fined $500 and⁄or given 10 days in jail.

By comparison, the District of Columbia City Council in 2004 exempted noncommerical speech from its noise ordinance. The result: Noncommerical speech blares at rock concert volume (85-105 decibels) for more than four hours most every Saturday at H and 8th Streets NE.

2 Comments:

Blogger Chris Jarrell said...

I really like your blogs, just found them today. My wife and I will be moving into the area 10th and G St NE in May. Is there anything we can do to be active and proactive in the coommunity. We are looking forward to getting connected with the people in the area.

My wife definitely has some apprehension about moving to the area, we are coming Chester, VA near Richmond, so this definitely a huge change for us.

Blessings,
Chris

7:54 PM  
Blogger Klav said...

Welcome to you and your wife, Chris. Despite the noise, which affects every D.C. resident, the H Street NE neighborhood is a terrific community. I suggest greeting your neighbors, and attending monthly Police Service Area (PSA 102) meetings the second Tuesday of each month at Sherwood Rec Center. Also, your Advisory Neighborhood Commission (6A) meets the second Thursday of each month. Plenty of volunteer opportunities abound. Learn more here:
http://www.anc6a.org/

Be in the know about anything related to H Street NE with the Frozen Tropics blog: http://frozentropic.blogspot.com

Hope to meet you soon.

6:51 PM  

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