There is an article on the Town Meeting warrant on Saturday asking voters to change the town’s noise ordinance. Read the article language and then see an explanation from Town Manager Michael Lombardo.
ARTICLE 2015/11 4-1 – Amendment to Noise By-law
To see if the Town will amend Section 13 of the Town By-law Ch. XI – Noise by-law by deleting the current language of the by-law and replacing it with the language set forth in Appendix E, or take any action thereon or relative thereto.
The purpose of this bylaw change is to provide structure and discretionary tools for law enforcement in handling noise complaints. Under the present bylaw, the mechanism for enforcing noise complaints is through the courts and the amendment would allow police to issue citations where warranted.