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Noise ordinance, Wemple Corners and Babe Ruth discussed

The matter came to the town's attention after it received complaints about the Jericho Drive-In, he continued.

"The Jericho Drive-In has always been a drive-in ... and it should still be allowed to be a drive-in and continue to be allowed to do what they're doing," he said.

The same would go for any noisy businesses, such as CSX and its railway operations. New businesses will still be held to the law, and the Planning Board will take possible noise into consideration during its review of any application.

Secondary business functions, like a band playing outdoors at a bar, would not be covered by the exemption.

The noise and abatement and containment law sets decibel limits for noise created during the nighttime hours that travels off one property and on to another. The law already allows exemptions for a number of activities, including agricultural operations, government-related or public utility activities, trash removal and manufacturing, to name a few.

First-time offenders found in violation of the law can be assessed a fine of up to $250.

The Town Board renewed an agreement with Selkirk property owners that grants an easement to access wellheads the Clapper Road Water Treatment Plant draws water from.

The terms of the agreement were unchanged: The town will continue to pay the property owners $5,000 a year to operate and maintain wells on about 7.6 acres of their property. The extended agreement will last through March of 2016.

The Town Board voted to accept a donation of $500 from the Bethlehem Garden Club to be put toward the expansion and beautification of the town's Veterans Memorial Park on Delaware Avenue. The money was added to an existing fund for the upkeep and improvement of the park, which with the newest addition stands at around $7,000.

The Town Board voted to accept a donation of $265.55 from the friends of Dottie Bradt-Weller for a bench at the Elm Avenue Park Pool.""

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