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Public invited to sound off on noise proposal

He noted that since noise complaints tend to come along with fair weather and not in the winter, there will be plenty of time to make amendments to the law depending on what the public has to say Wednesday. The board could vote to adopt it immediately following the public hearing, however, if it feels no amendments are needed.

If passed, police and the building department will enforce the law using decibel meters. The devices are not expensive, Cunningham said.

Under the proposed law, convicted violators, would be subjected to a fine of $50 to $250 for the first offense; $100 to $250 and/or up to 10 days imprisonment for the second offense; and a fine of not less than $250 and/or up to 15 days imprisonment for the third offense and subsequent offenses.

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