Town of Arley passes revised litter and noise ordinances

ARLEY - The Arley Town Council approved revised litter and noise ordinances at its July 10,  meeting.
The revised noise ordinance states that loud or excessive noise is unlawful in the police jurisdiction of Arley between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. It also states that it is unlawful for a person to play a radio or make other noises on a public right-of-way, whether or not it is from a vehicle, that is plainly audible five feet from a vehicle or ten feet from the person occupying the right-of-way. The only exception is during a town-sanctioned event within the designated event area.
The resolution also states it is unlawful to play radios, television or other sounds from  private property - indoors or outdoors - that is plainly audible at a distance of 100 feet. The town-sanctioned event exception applies, as does an exception for sound produced in a business zone between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m.
Violations are considered misdemeanors punishable by a fine of up to $500 and/or imprisonment in jail for up to ten days.
The ordinance does not pertain to school events, events permitted by the town, church bells or chimes or emergency vehicles and personnel. It also does not prohibit businesses from conducting live remote broadcasts by licensed radio stations on their premises during daylight hours.
The revised litter ordinance states that it is unlawful to deposit litter on any street or other public place;  to throw candy or anything else to parade viewers in the police jurisdiction of Arley; to remove or cause to be removed any town trash receptacle; deface trash receptacles in a way that makes them inaccessible to use or  place any material near a receptacle in a way that interferes with its use.
The resolution states that a violation is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500.

The text of both ordinances can be found in the attached PDFs included with this article.


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