Thursday, May 14, 2009
The More Things Change....The More They Stay The Same
Sound recommendation -
Citizen’s committee recommend that the planning board maintain current noise level limits, 45 dB(A) from 6 am (8 am on Sundays) to 8:30 pm; 40 dB(A) from 8:30 pm (8 pm on Sunday) to 6:00 am, set forth in the Town Ordinances. This is based on recommendations from Kamperman Acoustical Consultant and the World Health Organization. There was a strong recommendation that the town review the State DEP Noise Levels. If the town’s preference is line with the state, then there would be no need to set forth a town ordinance making enforcement a town responsibility.
Infra-sound was not addressed. There has been some research that suggests negative health affects however the committee did not come by conclusive.
The Committee decided to research grievance policies for the next meeting on May 28th.