Danbury debuts the “Noise Buster” to crack down on disorderly sound.
On the one hand, it will be hard to miss the “Noise Buster,” so people will be put on notice that the city intends to enforce its new noise ordinance. On the other hand, we wonder whether the city’s new noise ordinance would survive the first law suit, given the standard the city has adopted for noise violation detection. Namely:
Under the novel ordinance, the first of its kind in Connecticut, noise control officers and city police are authorized to use their trained ears to detect a noise violation – a technique called the plainly audible standard.
While the city wants to show that it takes noise complaints seriously, it obviously intends to encourage compliance rather than issue a spate of citations. Among other things, fines start at $25 but only after a warning is given. So you’ve been warned Danbury party thrower. Keep the noise in check.