At tonight’s Council meeting, the City Council will decide whether to adopt an Ordinance to change to the City Code which would change the hours defined as night time to between 8:00 PM and 8:00 AM on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.

Currently night time is defined as the hours between 8:00 PM and 7:00 AM.

If adopted this Ordinance would shorten the hours during which certain noise generating activities may take place on Saturday, Sundays and Holidays, specifically between the hours of 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM.

The change was introduced in response to residents’ concerns about loud noise early in the morning, during weekends, when many residents are still in the bed. The time change will only apply to weekdays, thus one can still mow the grasses early in the morning during weekdays.

Other jurisdictions, like Greenbelt, defines the noise limit start time from 9 am, we’re only proposing from 8 am, during weekends.