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Username: Jgris1

Post Number: 3
Registered: 05-2008
Posted on Monday, April 14, 2014 - 01:42 pm:   

We have construction trucks running up and down Teel during the day and many of them are very loud, especially if you are outside. I have read the noise control ordinance and cannot find a definition that quantifies "unreasonably loud". How is "unreasonably loud" determined and who would make that determination? Thank you.

Ben Brezina, Assistant to the City Manag
Username: Ben_brezina

Post Number: 634
Registered: 06-2010
Posted on Monday, May 05, 2014 - 02:16 pm:   

Generally speaking the officer on scene will make the call as to reasonableness of the noise and it is not quantifiable by ordinance. Often times the noise will disappear by the time the officer arrives, therefore a citizen has another option of filing a complaint directly with the city prosecutor's office (within the court's building) if they believe the law was violated. This serves the same purpose as an officer writing a ticket and the prosecutor will make the determination as to whether the there is a violation. The city ordinance specifically allows construction noise between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., which appears to be the subject of the complaint. I would encourage anyone who wishes to report a noise disturbance to report it directly to our dispatch at 972-292-6010.

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