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Public hearing scheduled to consider amendment to Ogdensburg noise ordinance

pOGDENSBURG — One of the first items on tonight’s City Council agenda is a public hearing regarding a proposed amendment to the city’s noise ordinance. /ppProblems with the noise ordinance first surfaced in May when organizers from the proposed OG Riverfest 2019 had an application to register sound equipment turned down by the city’s chief of police. /ppIn addition to having the registration turned down, because organizer Joe Howe said he didn’t know the exact equipment the event would be using, organizers did not think they could adhere to the ordinances provision that amplified sound be no more than 15 dbA over ambient sound at any property line. /ppA decibel level of 15 dbA is equivalent to the noise level of a conversation. /ppAt the May 13 City Council meeting Mr. Howe asked for a waiver for the ordinance because he did not think he could meet its restrictions. /ppMr. Howe explained that he talked with City Police Chief Andrew D. Kennedy about the possibility of violating the noise ordinance, which Mr. Kennedy suspected would be the case with the concert./pp“I don’t want it coming down to the last minute and him having phone calls about noise ordinances during …read more

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