Noise Ordinance
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Anonymous

United States

#1 May 13, 2012
So what ever happened with the notice ordinance change? Was there a meeting? Did it get approved? Can someone catch me up I have been away for a few weeks.
Thank you
anon

Hartford, MI

#2 May 13, 2012
Anonymous wrote:
So what ever happened with the notice ordinance change? Was there a meeting? Did it get approved? Can someone catch me up I have been away for a few weeks.
Thank you
well, nothing. todays paper says that the city will just keep the old ordinance but step up enforcement on the noise. yeah, we shall see....
Sandy Dollar

Naperville, IL

#3 May 14, 2012
anon wrote:
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well, nothing. todays paper says that the city will just keep the old ordinance but step up enforcement on the noise. yeah, we shall see....
Once again the mayor and city council got bought off. They don't put up with the noise so they don't care. What a bunch of wimps.
Pass the buck to the police department.

Since: Nov 10

South Haven, MI

#4 May 15, 2012
The mayor lives just a couple of blocks from the noisiest areas, so I'm sure he does, in fact, "put up" with it.
Anonymous

United States

#5 May 15, 2012
Indeed he does.
Sandy Dollar

Naperville, IL

#6 May 16, 2012
shEntertainer wrote:
The mayor lives just a couple of blocks from the noisiest areas, so I'm sure he does, in fact, "put up" with it.
Then why doesn't he do something about it or are there other reasons he doesn't?????
Bluegirl

Maryland Heights, MO

#7 May 27, 2012
People where complaining that he was the cause of the change in the ordinance. Not true. There have been complaints about the noise for a while frOm many.
Sandy Dollar

Naperville, IL

#8 May 27, 2012
Bluegirl wrote:
People where complaining that he was the cause of the change in the ordinance. Not true. There have been complaints about the noise for a while frOm many.
I think people would just like to have something done about the noise. It seems some one could fix this problem whether it be the mayor or city council or who ever they would just like to have some kind of noise ordinance take place. Who better than the mayor he knows what it is like to live with the noise. People would support him. Don't let the bar owners or rental owners run the town.
Thumper

Jackson, MI

#9 May 28, 2012
At midnight on Saturday, the SH police stopped by York's and made sure the music was finished (it had just stopped).
The Wine Guy

Marine City, MI

#10 May 29, 2012
The police have been really good about the noise ordinance enforcement. They showed us (at York's) how to use the decibel meter so we can monitor the levels ourselves (we were at 68 at their last check, 90 is alloweable before 11 and 75 after sowe were well below) and we have told them to stop by anytime to do a check. We also talk to the bands about turning their amps down at the start of a show.
ordinance reader

Mattawan, MI

#11 May 29, 2012
Attorneys representing the bar owners are demanding that the current Noise Ordinance be enforced and not revised.

The current noise ordinance restricts the amplification of human speech or music between the hours of 9am to 10pm so that it will not be audible for a distance in excess of 100 ft. from the sound amplifying equipment. Further, sound equipment cannot be operated in excess of three hours daily between 9am and 10pm.

Between 10pm and 11pm in commercial areas sound cannot exceed 90 decibels. In residential areas sound cannot exceed 75 or 80 decibels. The level of sound is measured at or beyond the property line on which the sound is being generated.

Between 11pm and 7am in commercial areas sound cannot exceed 75 decibels and in residential areas it cannot exceed 60 decibels.

The police have new sound detection equipment. Anyone can lodge a complaint by using the 911 call system.
Anon23

Maryland Heights, MO

#12 May 29, 2012
I own rental property nearby Yorks. I want to say thank you to the new owners/managers. For the first time it was at a manageable volume. Thank you for respecting all of us residence. I also live nearby.
WaterTowne

Maryland Heights, MO

#13 May 29, 2012
Noise level much better. How about a cop car at closing to help disperse the drunk laughing hyenas upon closing time?
Sandy Shores

Glenn, MI

#14 May 29, 2012
Sounds to me like we need to attract more business owners like the new owners of York's. They will in return become a favorite to not only those of us who reside here but also guests who like to carry on a conversation occasionally when out to dine with some great entertainment in the background!!
Sandy Dollar

Naperville, IL

#15 May 29, 2012
Sounds like a place would really like to go for pleasant evening out. I hope other bars and loud places could learn something from the York.
Will there be a fine for the places that don't follow the Noise Ordinance?
The Wine Guy

Marine City, MI

#16 May 30, 2012
My wife and I really appreciate the sentiments being expressed on this site about our efforts at York's - thank you. If you are ever in, please stop and say hi to us!

We have a really neat guy from GR who will be playing every Sunday from 2-6. We tried him out last weekend. Great personality and good song selections.

We just got another guy for Saturday from 2-6. Just nice background music that provides such a nice ambience!
Timbo

South Haven, MI

#17 May 31, 2012
Please PLEASE don't do as advised above and call 911 for noise. Duh.

Find the non-emergency number. Someone you love might need the 911 line sometime.
Sand Dollar

Naperville, IL

#18 May 31, 2012
Timbo wrote:
Please PLEASE don't do as advised above and call 911 for noise. Duh.
Find the non-emergency number. Someone you love might need the 911 line sometime.
I know what you are saying about the 911 number but thought that maybe they really want to try and correct the problem. Which has become a very serious one because not much was done about it. I have called the non emergency number but it has taken them so long to respond the noise was over by the time they got there. I guess I will still call the non emergency number but will be more comfortable calling 911 if they don't respond in a reasonable amount of time.
amazed

Forest Park, IL

#19 Jun 1, 2012
ordinance reader wrote:
Attorneys representing the bar owners are demanding that the current Noise Ordinance be enforced and not revised.
The current noise ordinance restricts the amplification of human speech or music between the hours of 9am to 10pm so that it will not be audible for a distance in excess of 100 ft. from the sound amplifying equipment. Further, sound equipment cannot be operated in excess of three hours daily between 9am and 10pm.
Between 10pm and 11pm in commercial areas sound cannot exceed 90 decibels. In residential areas sound cannot exceed 75 or 80 decibels. The level of sound is measured at or beyond the property line on which the sound is being generated.
Between 11pm and 7am in commercial areas sound cannot exceed 75 decibels and in residential areas it cannot exceed 60 decibels.
The police have new sound detection equipment. Anyone can lodge a complaint by using the 911 call system.
Why in a million years would you even remotely suggest that people use 911 to complain about noise? That is just asinine; this is an emergency line not an "I can't sleep because people are making too much noise line". Really?
CNT

Waterford, MI

#20 Jun 1, 2012
Please, tell me why anyone would buy a home in a downtown neighborhood if they were sensitive to noise? Doesn't noise come with the territory? Perhaps, everyone that is complaining about the noise level should have bought homes in rural areas.
You know where you purchased homes and you obviously knew the atmosphere during tourist season. South Haven is built upon tourism. Stop complaining, embrace it, and be thankfully people come to your town to have a great time.

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