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Bethlehem noise law tabled for review

Councilwoman Joann Dawson thanked Messina and the task force for their work, and although she was ready to vote on the recommendation that evening, Dawson said she, too, would like to review more documents from the task force's findings on a possible noise ordinance.

Town Code Enforcer Gil Boucher told Spotlight Newspapers at an earlier meeting that the actual drafting of the noise law would take several months to complete. Kotary asked Messina if there could be some kind of timeline attached to project and suggested a possible goal of next spring for having the ordinance drafted.

"I'm going to put forth a suggestion that we continue with fine review, expand the committee to maybe nine people, bringing on a few more people perhaps," Kotary said. "Maybe another person from the board or from another department and at least two or three more residents."

Messina said he would implement the board's suggestions and would continuing working with the task force. Following the meeting, Messina said he hoped that too much bureaucracy or red tape wouldn't bog down the task force.

The Noise Ordinance Task Force also includes community representatives Jennifer DeFranco and Robert Jasinski; Bethlehem Deputy Police Chief Tim Beebe; and Boucher.""

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