LI Town Looks To Expand Noise Ordinance After Engine-Revving Complaints

Sophia Hall
February 14, 2020 - 6:05 pm
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LINDENHURST, N.Y. (WCBS 880) — A village on Long Island is seeking to expand its noise ordinance to bring some peace and quiet to the area.

Residents of Lindenhurst have been complaining about loud noises for years – most of it centering around teenagers revving the engines on their cars.

Mayor Michael Lavorata says the village hasn’t changed its noise laws since 1993, and people are getting tired of the noise, which can sound like a racetrack.

“We have two or three auto shops; these guys have souped-up cars that have loud engines and what-not,” Lavorata said.

People are also complaining about companies having deliveries in the middle of the night, along with loud parties.

The mayor is seeking to purchase two dosimeters – which measure noise levels – for safety officers to use before issuing tickets.

“Once you get to the 90 decibel range, it becomes what they consider obtrusive, obnoxious,” he says.

Once decibels level proposals are fine-tuned, Lindenhurst officials would set penalties and fines.