Berkeley Lake will revisit noise ordinance thanks to fireworks

In something of a housekeeping effort, and to comply with state regulations, the Berkeley Lake City Council will “re-enact” the current noise ordinance at the city’s next council meeting at 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at City Hall, 4040 South Berkeley Lake Road.

By revisiting the issue, the city will be able to enforce the city’s noise ordinance as it relates to noise originating from the use of fireworks. The ordinance states unreasonable noises are prohibited between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. A noise is unreasonable when “plainly audible within a noise sensitive unit that is not the source of the noise, the noise is amplified by a machine or object, the tone of the noise is abnormally high or low according to the perception of a listener with normal hearing capabilities, the noise remains constant for at least five minutes, or the noise is repeated at least three times during a 30-minute time period.”