Thursday, June 24, 2010

Ulrich Cracking Down On Residential Noise By John Toscano - | Queens Gazette

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As noise complaints in residential neighborhoods continue to rise steadily, City Councilmember Eric Ulrich is introducing legislation to strengthen the city’s noise control code.

If passed, the Ozone Park Republican said, the law would provide residents with much-needed relief from loud disturbances and would close a loophole in the city’s existing noise code, under which summonses can be issued only if a “device” causes noise that is determined to be unreasonable.

Ulrich’s bill has drawn support from community leaders, including Margaret Finnerty of the Richmond Hill South Civic Association and Jonathon Gaska, district manager of Community Board 14 in Far Rockaway.