No more noise? Wheaton City Council passes sound limit ordinance
WHEATON – Thanks to a new ordinance passed by the Wheaton City Council, there will be a bit more than just the threat of a banging broomstick against a ceiling when it comes to noisy neighbors.
The Council unanimously passed an amended ordinance on Sept. 16 requiring businesses, residents and other organizers of outdoor festivities to obtain a permit one week before their event, enforcing a 55 decibel sound limit outside of the hours between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m.
Jim Kozik, Wheaton's director of economic development and planning, said that the 55 decibel level is comparable to the sound of an "average" television set heard from three feet away.
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