Noise Ordinance
Sand Dollar

Naperville, IL

#42 Jun 15, 2012
I am glad to hear people are really trying to do something about the noise in South Haven. It seems people, bars, and police are buying into the noise problem. South Haven is a very unique place. Everything should be done to make it a place that people are excited to come to again and again. It should not be a place people say it was such a noisy routy place we do not ever want to return.
Anon36

United States

#43 Jun 22, 2012
Sandy Shores wrote:
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The Inn was listed as a rental with Jacqua Rental Management they are the ones that should be called. Could be back in the homeowners control? Also is a nearby resident not out of State she also a realtor at Jacqua. Know her personally and just doesn't sound like something she would allow to happen??
Funny that I read this today. Just yesterday the police were out there quieting the guests. There were about 15 of them.
AnonYmous

United States

#44 Jun 26, 2012
CNT wrote:
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.
The problem is that many of us have had our homes here before the bars started making the noise. Why should we move? We were here first?
Sandy Shores

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#45 Jun 26, 2012
Anon36 wrote:
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Funny that I read this today. Just yesterday the police were out there quieting the guests. There were about 15 of them.
Drove past it the other day saw a lot of what appeared to be "singles" milling around cars both on the street and the driveway. Certainly didn't appear to be families. The Asylum does not appeal to families for the most part that is not their market, too many stairs no yard- is alot like apartment living which may be great for some guests but not all.

Sorry our tax dollars are being used to "manage" it!!!
Sand Dollar

Naperville, IL

#46 Jun 26, 2012
Sandy Shores wrote:
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Drove past it the other day saw a lot of what appeared to be "singles" milling around cars both on the street and the driveway. Certainly didn't appear to be families. The Asylum does not appeal to families for the most part that is not their market, too many stairs no yard- is alot like apartment living which may be great for some guests but not all.
Sorry our tax dollars are being used to "manage" it!!!
It has become a place for loud parties into all hours of the night. The owner has her name on a lot of signs trying to sell the downtown property. She should be tending to busy and manage her own place so it isn't up to the tax payer.
In the Dark

Muskegon, MI

#47 Jul 19, 2012
CNT..
I do understand your comment. Locals do embrace the tourism. The music from some bar locations unfortunately bounces around (especially off the river) and can be heard many BLOCKS/MILES away from the source. Locals arn't trying to shut down tourism. This shouldn't be an all or nothing problem.
The Wine Guy has figured out a solution for his business. There are many affordable solutions.. The bands themselves should be able to mix and control their sound, or removable acoustic walls can be placed behind an outdoor band to improve and direct the sound(some bands even have them)
Anonymous

Sherwood, MI

#48 Jul 19, 2012
I love the wine guy!! His food rocks!! I'm hooked. I'm having lunch there like twice a week now.
SoHaLoCa

Albany, NY

#49 Jul 20, 2012
Why is the noise ordinance not enforced against clementine's, which uses a loudspeaker system to call out names on their waiting list. This can be heard all up and down the downtown every single evening, very irritating.
Anon

Sherwood, MI

#50 Jul 20, 2012
Because it obviously hasn't bothered anyone. No one actually lives within hearing distance.
Vivek Golikeri

Hollywood, FL

#51 Mar 14, 2013
CNT wrote:
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.
These are all false arguments, and I'll tell you why. There is a big different between incidental noise and intentionally inflicted noise. A decade ago technology only allowed loudspeakers to send noise nearby. But now, it has the ability to send it literally two miles away.

Those music players intentionally ramp it up so it travels several city blocks, invades people's homes. It is so loud that sometimes, houses rattle. You cannot hear your own television because unsolicited music invades your living room. What is really going on is nothing other than the same idea as telemarketer harassment, except that now it uses a medium different from the telephone. The agenda here is to force unwanted junk advertising down your throat in the hope that at least some who realize your concert is going on will come and spend money at it.

Lecturing residents that they have to put up with this obscenity because they live near downtown is like telling someone they have no right to complain about drunk drivers just because they live near a busy intersection. Our Founding Fathers proposed rights and liberty UNDER THE LAW. They never proposed a society where people are free to behave like wild animals.
Vivek Golikeri

Hollywood, FL

#52 Mar 14, 2013
AnonYmous wrote:
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The problem is that many of us have had our homes here before the bars started making the noise. Why should we move? We were here first?
Not only that. This is intentional home invasion. Just like telemarketers who persist in bugging you after you try to tell them to lay off, concerts and bars intentionally aim the long distance noise into homes several blocks away. The agenda is to force junk advertising down residents' throats. To call this freedom of expression is like calling a rape an exercise of free love.

We need to expand criminal trespass laws so that trespassing electronically gets the same punishments as physical invasions. We already have some such laws without realizing they are anti-trespass laws. Spamming emails is very illegal. Hacking into other people's computers can carry good prison terms. Since when is violating private property a First Amendment right?
Happy Camper

Salt Lake City, UT

#53 Mar 14, 2013
I am just happy that some of the newer business owner that have come into town as more sensitive wt this issue. I have a condo in Watertowne. Did not mind the drunks all that much. Did mind the crazy music from below. The new owners lowered the volume or something. Whatever they did, I love it. Enjoyed my summer for the first time and everyone os happy. Spoke the folks at both hotels, they did not have any complaints either.
Bumble Bee

AOL

#54 Mar 15, 2013
I am happy they tried to do something about the noise. South Haven has gotten quite a name for it self because of the loud music, all the drunks and the loud cars and motorcycles crusing the streets.
muzzles238

Salt Lake City, UT

#55 Mar 16, 2013
Yes, I think the new mayor has a nice new balance of growth but nice and quiet. He tries hard to make everyone happy.
just wondering

Fruitport, MI

#56 Jul 2, 2013
how does this noise ordinance apply to garbage pick up and construction? 4am every Tues and Thurs. dumpsters are being emptied around the 4 corners of blue star and phoenix, residents all the way to Bailey are being "knocked out of bed from the noise" have called Reliable and police I was told as long as city residents are being annoyed, the ordinance applies eventhough the dumsters are located in township. Yet problem still exists. I have seen dumpsters respectfully emptied in town and there is not a sound. Also Meijer construction noise is awful....They started today at 6am!....many of us have company for the 4th of July. Obviously locals have no rights, so now that tourists are being annoyed can anything be done?
down the street

South Haven, MI

#57 Jul 2, 2013
What is the ordinance on fireworks? I am so sick of hearing them blocks away everyday! Is this a police call? Does South Haven really care only about keeping renters happy?
Code enforcement is a joke!

Since: Aug 11

Naperville, IL

#58 Jul 2, 2013
We live in back of a church and they pick up the dumpster about 4:00 most Tues. We have lived other places and there is a 6:00 time limit to start picking up trash.
As of construction the time is usually 7:00AM to start working.
So Haven doesn't seem to have a lot of laws when it comes to noise.
What about all the loud cars that roar around town that is not permitted in most towns.

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#59 Jul 2, 2013
Actually they do have a time limit a construction noise and you are probably covered as a citizen who is entitled to sleep. Call city hall and ask them.. That is what they are there for.
just wondering

Pullman, MI

#60 Jul 3, 2013
thanks Edwa799. We have called. We were given the phone number of the sight manager incharge of Meijer project. Sometimes they will water down the sight if enough locals call about the cloud of dirt that "Lofts" into town..that is about it. The garbage noise issue is actually township, but because city residents are botherd "Reliable" still needs to abide by it. Obviously they don't.
BTW, I was mistaken.
All the 6am noise and dirt from the Meijer sight is being generated by COMPTONS as they are knocking down a building near the sight this week.(of the 4th of July) No they didn't worry about watering down their cloud of dirt down either! Say Yes to South Haven Comptons!!!!
Anon

United States

#61 Jul 4, 2013
I am so happy though that for the first time people are banning together to take care of business and that the town is listening. Maybe Burr is not doing a bad job either.

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