Noise ordinance adopted in Coraopolis

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Coraopolis has a new noise ordinance.

Council passed an ordinance July 10 that regulates excessive noise and provides penalties for violators. The vote was 7-0 with Councilman Dave Pendel absent.

The ordinance says "residents of Coraopolis are entitled to the peaceful enjoyment of their premises and if peaceful enjoyment is interrupted by unreasonably loud noise residents now have recourse."

Until this time, business and construction noises were the only sounds that were regulated.

Loud noises are defined as "using a horn or other warning device in an unnecessary or unreasonable manner, the playing of any radio, phonograph or musical instrument in such a manner or with such volume as to annoy or disturb quiet, comfort or repose of persons in any office, hospital or in any dwelling, hotel, or residence."

It also states that "yelling, shouting, hooting, whistling and singing on public streets which would disturb the quiet and comfort of residents in the vicinity is now prohibited."

The new ordinance even covers loud noises by pets.

It states that permitting any animal, bird or fowl owned by a resident is forbidden from making any frequent or long continued noise that would disturb neighbors.

Manager Ray Mc Cutcheon said violating the ordinance is punishable by fines of not more than $500 and the cost of proceedings.


Kim Lawrence, freelance writer:


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