When residents call upon Huntington
Town Councilwoman Susan Berland (D-Dix Hills) for assistance, she delivers. At
least, that's what the residents neighboring Jericho Turnpike believe. After
meeting with several neighborhoods, Berland introduced legislation to increase
fines for town noise violations. Now, establishments can receive up to a $5,000
fine for disturbing the peace in Huntington neighborhoods.
Berland's resolution was prompted by a
stream of noise complaints generated out of residential neighborhoods along
Pulaski Road, Jericho Turnpike and New York Avenue. The Councilwoman sought to
establish a progressive fine schedule for commercial enterprises that
continuously violate the towns noise code.
Resolution 666-2002, "Amending the code
of the Town of Huntington, Chapter 141 (Noise)," was passed at the September
24th meeting of the Town board. It sets fines for noise violations as
- $250 for a first
- Up to $1,000 for a 2nd
violation within 30 days of the first violation, and;
- Up to $5,000 for a 3rd
violation occurring within two years of the first
"I am pleased to report that I was able to help these
communities and I encourage residents with neighborhood concerns to call me,"
Councilwoman Berland insisted. "Noise is an important factor in determining the
well being of our residents. Individuals spend their days working hard to earn a
living and should be able to come home and relax in the sanctity of their own
home and neighborhoods."