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City aims for quiet nights

If passed, ordinance would go into effect March 6


February 17, 2022

Justin Johnson

Special nighttime events such as fireworks shows that receive a city permit would not be affected by proposed changes to the City of Shelton's noise ordinances.

The Shelton City Council on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to new and amended noise ordinances that would outlaw repetitive squealing tires, revving car engines, continuous noise from pets and off-hours construction.

The council can make the new noise laws and amendments official by granting final approval at its March 1 meeting.

The city's current noise

ordinances were adopted in 2006. The council discussed the proposed additions and changes Nov. 23 at a study session.

The laws are aimed at decreasing noise in residential areas between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. The noise must be

"plainly aud...

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