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Danbury Prepares To Stomp Out Nuisance Of Noise

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton Photo Credit: Sandra Diamond Fox, File

DANBURY, Conn. —  Mayor Mark Boughton will be appointing the city's first noise control officer, Edwin Duran, and revealing the “Noise Buster” cruiser on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 4 p.m. in front of City Hall.

The City of Danbury recently amended its noise ordinance in response to numerous resident complaints.

Instead of requiring the use of specialized sound meter equipment, the ordinance allows for a standard known as “plainly audible.”

“It is unfortunate to have to regulate a common courtesy, but the noise levels have become an issue,” said Boughton. “We just ask for people to be respectful of others. No more, no less."

Issuing noise violations solely with specialized equipment has placed onerous burdens on the municipality, he said.

The ordinance passed in hopes of resolving this issue. The noise regulation will be monitored and enforced by the City of Danbury's Police Department officers as well as noise control officers appointed by the mayor.

Come back to the Daily Voice for more news on Danbury's new noise ordinance.

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