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.