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File #: 22-3256    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Passed
File created: 6/28/2022 In control: Town Council Meeting
On agenda: 7/11/2022 Final action: 7/11/2022
Title: Noise Ordinance Review
Attachments: 1. #1 Code Section 10-20.1 Noise, 2. #2 regulatory Req

Subject:

Title

Noise Ordinance Review

Body

EXPLANATION AND SUMMARY:

Over the past year, the Town staff and Vienna Town Council have been drawn into several meetings involving the discussion of the Town noise ordinance, specifically Section 10-20.1 of the Town Code.  Town staff would like direction from the Council on its desire to have Town Code Section 10-20.1 Noise, reviewed and compared with neighboring jurisdictions, current best practices and noise codes to determine if updating is needed.    

 

Strategic Plan Initiative: Vienna as an engaged community

 

Board or Commission of Interest: Town Business Liaison Committee.

 

Departmental Recommendation:  Police Department recommends Town Council advise whether it would like Code Section 10-20.1 reviewed for changes.  

 

Finance Recommendation:  N/A

 

Purchasing Recommendation:  N/A

 

Town Attorney Recommendation:  The Town Council may request a review or the Town’s noise ordinance provisions in its discretion.  If the Council so desires, the Town Attorney would recommend further discussion be set for a Conference Session where the review of model noise ordinances and other jurisdictions’ ordinances can be considered for comparison.  Alternatively the Town’s current ordinance could be reviewed for modifications as deemed appropriate by the Town Council.

 

Town Manager's Recommendation:  I concur with the Town Attorney’s recommendation that the Town Council may request a review or the Town’s noise ordinance provisions in its discretion.  If the Council so desires, the Town Attorney would recommend further discussion be set for a Conference Session where the review of model noise ordinances and other jurisdictions’ ordinances can be considered for comparison.  Alternatively the Town’s current ordinance could be reviewed for modifications as deemed appropriate by the Town Council.

 

Cost and Financing:  N/A

Account Number:  N/A

Decision Needed by This date:  July 11, 2022

 

PROPOSED/SUGGESTED MOTION

Recommended Action

"I move to direct the Town Manager to facilitate the process of having the Town of Vienna’s noise ordinances reviewed for possible updates”.

Or

Other action deemed necessary by Council.