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Port Jeff Considers New Noise Code

After field testing its noise meter, the village looks to lower acceptable noise levels.

The Times Beacon Record reported that Port Jefferson drafted new code to lower noise levels in the village.

“A draft of a new noise code for Port Jefferson proposes lowering the acceptable decibel level in the village and increasing penalties for those who violate the code,” the paper reported.

In June, to set controls on the level of noise pollution in the village, according to trustee Larry LaPointe.

Currently, village code specifies a maximum of 95 decibels but LaPointe said that many other communities have set decibel levels that are much lower.

“The purpose of the field test is to get some sense of how loud is too loud,” he said.
The village board looked at new code, which would cap noise at 65 dBA during certain hours, the Times Beacon Record reported.
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EDWARD PERKOWSKI July 15, 2012 at 12:59 PM
WHY DONT THEY START WITH THOSE LOUD MOTORYCLES. THE POLICE SHOULD BE DOING THEIR JOB. THOSE PEOPLE WITH HARLEYS TAKE OUT ALL BAFFLES ON THEIR BIKES OR PUT HEADERS OR STRAIGHT PIPES ON. ITS CALLED ALTERED EXHAUST AND THE ALLOWABLE DECIBAL LIMIT IS OFF THE CHART. FOR THE MONEY WE PAY YOU DO SOMETHING.
Mels Ditties July 16, 2012 at 05:48 PM
Other than motorcycles (which would have to be chased down by code officers) what other noise problems does the village have?...Music from Port Jazz?...The occasional discharge from the LIPA stacks?....What is the point of this study?...How much did it cost?...There are many many many problems in this lil village that need to be addressed before silly sound studies are done...

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