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Moriah mulls noise law

PORT HENRY - The town of Moriah will likely have a noise law in place by the end of the year.

Responding to resident concerns, Supervisor Tom Scozzafava has appointed a committee to investigate a possible ordinance designed to curb loud noise in the community.

Trustees Rick Carpenter, Tom Anderson and Police Officer-In-Charge Steve Stahl were named to the panel.

Scozzafava said he has checked with other Essex County supervisors and found seven area municipalities with noise laws - the towns of Ticonderoga, Chesterfield, North Elba and Jay along with the villages of Keeseville, Lake Placid and Saranac Lake.

Each of those communities has provided Moriah with a copy of its law. Scozzafava asked the newly-appointed Moriah noise committee to review those laws and to draft a proposed ordinance.

Once a proposed Moriah noise law is drawn up the town board will schedule a public hearing to garner community comment.

Following a public hearing the town board can take action to adopt the proposed law.

"I hope we can have a law adopted by the end of the year," Scozzafava said.

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