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Noise signs suggested

September 03, 1997

Hagerstown City Councilman Lewis C. Metzner wants signs posted to warn drivers about the city's noise ordinance.

Metzner said Tuesday he prefers to educate the public about the ordinance before city police attempt any noise ordinance stings.

Metzner's comments came after Councilman J. Wallace McClure suggested undercover officers hang out around the corner of East Franklin and North Potomac streets to issue citations to violators with loud boom boxes.

Officers don't need to go undercover for such an operation because many drivers are unaware of the law, said Metzner, a local attorney.

The ordinance went into effect last October.

The noise regulation applies 24 hours a day to anyone playing stereos, bass amplifiers, radios or horns, or making other sounds that a reasonable person would find excessively noisy.

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The law can be enforced if the excessive noise is within 50 feet of any dwelling, business or residence.

Violators could face a fine of up to $1,000 and 30 days in jail.

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