Sunday, July 7, 2013

Council scheduled to act on noise ordinance July 15

The Midway City Council gave first reading July 1 to a proposed ordinance that would regulate noise in the town and prescribe a $250 fine for violators. The ordinance is scheduled for second reading and final passage at the council's next meeting, Monday, July 15, at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.

Assistant Versailles Police Chief Jim Fugate was scheduled to discuss enforcement with the council at its July 1 meeting, but was unable to attend. Mayor Tom Bozarth said Fugate is scheduled to appear at the July 15 meeting. Versailles police patrol all of Woodford County.

A key part of the proposed ordinance reads: "It shall be unlawful for any person to make, cause to be made, continue or to permit any excessive or unreasonably loud noise or any other raucous sound, considering the time, date, place and nature of such noise or sound, that annoys, disturbs, injures or endangers the comfort, health, peace, safety or repose of other persons of ordinary sensibilities within the city limits. Factors for determining whether a sound is unreasonably loud and raucous include, but are not limited to the proximity of the sound to sleeping facilities, the land use, nature and zoning of the area from which the sound emanates and the area where it is received, the time of day or night the sound occurs, the duration of the sound and whether the sound is recurrent, intermittent or constant."

To download a PDF of the draft ordinance, click here.

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