June 26, 2013

Dannemora to hold noise-ordinance hearing


---- — DANNEMORA — The Dannemora Town Council will hold a public hearing tonight concerning a proposed town-wide noise ordinance.

The hearing, set for 6 p.m. at the QWL Activity Center in Dannemora, is designed to flesh out the details of what such an ordinance would include, according to Town Clerk/Tax Collector Deborah Coryer.

A desire to place restrictions on noise, she said, has been voiced to the board over the past few months by Bob Siskavich, who lives near what are known as the “sand piles” in the hamlet of Lyon Mountain.

The piles, which are iron-ore tailings from old Republic Steel mines, became town property when the steel company left the area in 1967.

Siskavich, Coryer said, is concerned about the noise resulting from the many people who trespass on the piles with recreational vehicles, like four-wheelers and snowmobiles.

She added that the language of the noise-ordinance proposal will likely be shaped largely by the discussions that take place at tonight’s hearing.

The board is also expected to discuss the proposal at its regular meeting, which follows at 7 p.m; however, Coryer was uncertain whether any action would be taken on the matter. 

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