City of Somerville
Massachusetts

Agenda Item
189278
Work Completed
Jan 27, 2011 7:00 PM

36.B That the City Solicitor Provide the Committee on Public Health and Public Safety with a Report on the Use and Licensing of Public Address Systems as Well as the Noise Ordinance, was Approved.

Information

Department:Public Health and Public Safety CommitteeSponsors:Ward Two Alderman Maryann M. Heuston
Category:Board CommunicationFunctions:Order

Body

That the City Solicitor provide the Committee on Public Health and Public Safety with a report on the use and licensing of public address systems as well as the noise ordinance, was approved.

Meeting History

Apr 22, 2010 7:00 PM Video Board of Aldermen Regular Meeting
RESULT:APPROVED BY VOICE VOTE
Sep 20, 2010 6:00 PM  Public Health and Public Safety Committee Committee Meeting

Mr. Buckley discussed the applicable ordinances from other communities, decible levels and noise violations. The members discussed the possibility of licensing or permitting public address systems and Chairman White inquired about the meaning of "duly authorized agent" in section 9-116 (12) of the Somerville Noise Ordinance. Alderman Taylor feels that it is un-necessary for churches to obtain permits for public address systems if they are not in violation of the noise ordinance. Chairman White asked Mr. Buckley to send copies of the noise ordinances from Brookline and Cambridge to the Board of Aldermen and to follow-up with Alderman Heuston to get her thoughts on this issue. Alderman Taylor believes that this issue should be dealt with in the Legislative Matters committee.

RESULT:KEPT IN COMMITTEE
Oct 21, 2010 6:30 PM  Public Health and Public Safety Committee Committee Meeting

Chairman White directed Mr. Buckley to discuss this issue with Alderman Heuston prior to the next meeting of the Committee on October 27th.

RESULT:KEPT IN COMMITTEENext: 10/27/2010 6:00 PM
Jan 25, 2011 6:00 PM  Public Health and Public Safety Committee Committee Meeting
RESULT:WORK COMPLETED
Jan 27, 2011 7:00 PM Video Board of Aldermen Regular Meeting
RESULT:WORK COMPLETED