Lancaster to review noise regulations

Jackie Nunnery

by Jackie Nunnery

LANCASTER—After making a lot of noise, a group of Lancaster residents got their wish on Thursday, February 23, when the board of supervisors voted 5-0 to have the planning commission review and recommend changes to the county’s noise ordinance.

Prior to the vote, John Muller who spearheaded the efforts on behalf of the Waddy Drive and Holgate Way neighborhood, pointed to the full seats to let the board “know how serious this is for us and we’ll be back again if you don’t make a decision on this.” Muller suggested adding decibel limits and using decibel meters to remove subjectivity in enforcement.

Waddy Drive resident Bob Dominick spoke “in support of ATV and firearm noise relief.” Dominick said he found the activities “inappropriate for the neighborhood” since there are already “purpose-built facilities for people to safely enjoy motor and firearm sports.”

Black Stump neighbor Ron Osborne disagreed with adding to the ordinance. “They bought property and enough of it so they could ride on it….

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