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Hearing set on expansion of village noise ordinance

The Fredonia village noise ordinance may be "further defined and expanded" under a proposal described Monday night at a Village Board meeting.

A public hearing on the proposed local law is set for 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6 in Village Hall.

The law would expand the present law to include sounds emanating from commercial and industrial establishments and non-emergency construction or maintenance operations. It would define "unreasonable noise" as any sound that is "excessive or unnecessary and annoys, disturbs, injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace or safety of a person or persons of reasonable sensitivity."

A copy of the complete proposed law may be reviewed in the village clerk's office.

In other business Monday, Trustee Susan Mackay reported on a draft of a revised village sidewalk law. She said an attempt was made to make more clear the law's "vague or fuzzy" language. Village Attorney Sam Drayo will review the document.

Three residents of Holmes Place asked about the demand by the U.S. Postal Service that they place roadside mailboxes on their street because it is not 100 percent sidewalked. Mayor Mike Sullivan will write to the Postal Service asking that it wait until a drainage project has been completed on Holmes so residents can decide about completing sidewalks.

The village's Red, White and Blues festival will be held Sept. 7-9 in downtown Fredonia. The event is advertised as a celebration of "red and white wines, brews and blues".

There will be no Village Board workshop or board meeting July 30, which is the fifth Monday of the month.

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