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Crown Point noise proposal appears dead

By Fred Herbst fred@denpubs.com CROWN POINT There will be a public hearing on a proposed noise ordinance at the Crown Point senior center Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 5 p.m. but dont expect any action. It looks like the board is not in favor of it right now, Supervisor Dale French said this week. I dont see any way we will adopt it. Responding to noise complaints this past summer, the Crown Point board began work on a proposed noise ordinance. It even held a public hearing where no one opposed the measure. That was then. As word spread through the community about the proposal, opposition arose. Critics of the proposed law dominated the Oct. 11 town board meeting. This thing has taken a life of its own, French said. It was meant to address a very few problems and people seem to think were out to get everyone. I think the board is disgusted with the entire thing. The proposed law defines decibel limits that are allowed in the community. It also exempts agricultural, construction and business noise as well as noise from town and school events, such as sports contests. The proposed law places enforcement in the hands of the town animal control officer, who would issue tickets that are turned over to state police for action. Ticonderoga adopted a similar law earlier this year, French noted. The proposed Crown Point law is patterned on that. The proposed Crown Point noise ordinance now appears dead, French said. The scheduled Nov. 7 hearing will be held, he noted, but no action is expected.

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