Esto holds first reading of new noise ordinance

Published: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 01:37 PM.

ESTO – Esto Town Council held their first reading of Ordinance 14-01, a newly revised version of the noise ordinance, during their regular meeting on May 6.

Some of the new aspects include land-use, time and sound level limit which law enforcement has equipment for testing the sound level with most of the quiet time set between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Enforcement is described as, “upon report any nuisance to the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office will be notified. For the first offense a warning will be given. For any subsequent offenses a fine shall be levied of $100 and the premises, if a public establishment, shall be closed by any duly certified law enforcement agency.”

The final reading and approval will be held at the next meeting.

Also at this month’s meeting:

  • Council discussed new chains for the swings at John W. Clark Park.
  • Kudos were given to the maintenance department for repairing the park’s marry-go-round by using their own ingenuity because parts have been discontinued and are unavailable for purchase for repair.
  • Council discussed a possible designated area for debris after a natural disaster, which is required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the Town to be eligible for Public Assistance.

The next meeting of the Esto Town Council is set for 7 p.m. on June 3.

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