With the busy spring upon us it has become increasingly difficult to find common times to meet while managing other individual responsibilities. The committee decided to trust the Planning Board in its process to develop the town's ordinance. The Thondike Wind blog will continue to be updated with developments. Planning Board meetings are open to the public. Citizens are encouraged to come.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
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.