The Londonderry Town Council has reviewed the draft of a noise ordinance for the town, with a public hearing to be held in an upcoming meeting before final adoption.
The Council heard from Police Chief Bill Hart regarding the ordinance at the May 16 meeting.
The ordinance is an amendment to Title IV, Chapter XIV of the Municipal Code.
The ordinance states that the town is responsible for regulating noise and promoting “safety, welfare, prosperity, peace and quiet.” To accomplish this, it reads, “It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to make, create, maintain or simulate any excessive, unnecessary or unusually loud noises which are prolonged, unusual and unnatural in their time and place.” The proposed ordinance goes on to state that the “loud, unnecessary or unusual” noises are prohibited from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m., unless such noise is exempt. Continue reading