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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