Fiorentini Announces Crack
Down On Noise And Trash
In a continuing effort to improve the citys quality of life, Mayor James J. Fiorentini announced last week a new set of procedures to deal with noise and trash complaints:
Improving the quality of life for our citizens is a major goal of this administration. The stepped up enforcement we announced today will enable our police and code enforcement officers to more easily enforce noise and trash violations.
Tuesday, I will ask the City Council to adopt a new noise ordinance, which will make enforcement easier. In addition, the ordinance we adopted two weeks ago, established noise and trash as civil violations. This allows police officers and code enforcement officers to enforce noise and trash complaints and a streamlined means of enforcing procedures and avoiding long waits in criminal court.
The City has also purchased a new noise meter, which will be in use by the Police Department
Our old noise ordinance was difficult to enforce and cases were difficult to win in court. This new ordinance sets definite decibel readings that cannot be exceeded. The ordinance also sets a quiet time from 11:00PM until the morning and empowers police officers to issue non-criminal complaints for violation of the noise ordinances. Police officers armed with the new decibel reader and the new noise ordinance will now be able to better respond to noise complaints.
To enforce complaints about trash the City will now issue a new codebook to police officers and health and inspectional officials, which will allow for the civil disposition of trash complaints.
The new set of procedures, new code and new ticket book will allow our officers and code enforcement officials to better respond complaints about trash and littering.
Fiorentini said that keeping the City quiet and cleaner will continue to be key administration goals:
People in the inner city often commented to me that they would like it quieter at night. These stepped up measures will help the residents of our city to be able to sleep at night. Fiorentini said.
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