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City aims to muffle nighttime noise

Repetitious, continuous key works in ordinance

Repeatedly blasting loud music, continuously revving your engine, or allowing your dog to bark excessively at night could land you a ticket if the City of Shelton passes a new noise ordinance.

The Shelton City Council discussed the proposed new ordinance Nov. 23 at a study session. Under the proposal, residents who receive complaints about loud noise between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. would be issued a warning, and if police have to return, a $1,000 fine.

The proposed ordinance aims to quiet down “loud music, house parties, those types of things,” said City Manager Jeff Niten said. “Someone working in...


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