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To: Danby Town Board
Danby NY Noise Ordinance Petition
Danby currently has no noise ordinance; some residents tried and failed in 2000 to get one passed. There are no state or federal laws governing noise. Neighbors may have different ideas as to what type and level of noise is and is not acceptable. While we prefer to resolve our differences with communication and compromise rather than turn to law enforcement, not all Danby residents will engage in a dialogue to resolve a noise dispute. When that happens, residents have no recourse. The Sheriff’s Department cannot and will not do anything without a municipal noise ordinance.
All residents have a right to, and should be ensured, an environment free of excessive or unnecessary sound and vibration that may jeopardize their health and welfare or degrade the quality of life.
Please support an effort to pass a reasonable noise ordinance that protects residents’ health, well-being and rights to the peaceful enjoyment of their property.
Why is this important?
Many scientific studies have linked noise exposure to direct and cumulative detrimental physical and mental health effects that include, but are not limited to, hearing loss, cardiovascular disease, reduced productivity, negative social behavior, sleep deprivation, annoyance reactions, and increases the frequency of antisocial behavior. Nuisance noise adversely affects health and well-being in the same way as chronic stress (H. A. R. Jensen, B. Rasmussen, and O. Ekholm, “Neighbour noise annoyance is associated with various mental and physical health symptoms: results from a nationwide study among individuals living in multi-storey housing,” BMC Public Health, vol. 19, no. 1, p. 1508, Nov. 2019, doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-7893-8. [Online]. Available: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-7893-8. )