|Russells Point Village Council tweaks pending noise ordinance|
|Written by Editorial|
|Thursday, 14 June 2012 17:24|
Editor’s note: The following was compiled from the Russells Point Village Council regular meeting minutes from June 4.
RUSSELLS POINT – Council, during its June 4 meeting, discussed the village’s contribution to the Indian Lake Area Chamber of Commerce fireworks fund and made a slight change to the proposed noise ordinance for the village of Russells Point.
While discussing whether or not to give a monetary donation to the fireworks fund, council noted there is an Ohio Revised Code (ORC) stating council can’t use any funds for the purpose of a donation unless it’s deemed to be in the best interest of the safety, health and welfare of the residents of the village.
Taking into account the ORC, four council members voted against a monetary donation to the fund, while two members abstained.
In order to show its support to the annual fireworks celebration, council decided to give an in-kind donation of approximately $723 in added police assistance for traffic control … etc.
Also during the meeting, council passed on second reading only a revised noise ordinance.
The previous version of the newly-drafted noise ordinance called for establishing decibel levels during the day (7 a.m. to 10 p.m.) and at night (10 p.m. to 7 a.m.).
”It is prima facie unreasonable to cause, suffer, allow or permit the operation of any sound source on a particular category of property or any public space or right-of-way in such a manner as to create a sound level that exceeds the background sound level by at least 10 decibels from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and by at least five decibels from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. when measured at or within the real property line of the receiving property. Such a sound source shall constitute an unreasonable noise disturbance,” the ordinance stated.
Before passing the ordinance on second reading only, council agreed to change the time for the day and night decibel level limit. The ordinance was altered to show the daytime decibel levels will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., while the nighttime levels will be in effect from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
In other business:
•Council passed on second reading only an ordinance waiving the requirement of the fiscal officer to be a resident of the village.
•Bill and Brenda Arnett told council they are members of Helping Local Families, a charitable group. The Arnetts said the group has planned a “No Bullying” event to be held on July 28 at Emil Davis Ball Park in Lakeview.
•Ralph Furhman complimented the village on its flag displays on Main Street, but noted some are already in need of repair. Council informed him the issue will be taken care of as soon as possible.
•Council was informed the 2005 Ford Crown Victoria police cruiser is now in service as a backup to the two Dodge Charger cruisers.