Fredonia looking to amend noise ordinance

The village of Fredonia is looking to amend its noise ordinance to allow for music entertainment to continue to 11 p.m. on weekends.

“What we have in place is good overall,” trustee James Lynden said at this week’s Village Board meeting. “We just needed an exception for the new type of entertainment coming into our downtown. Outdoor music to be utilized for the weekends and how long it would be allowed by extending it and giving a little more leeway on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. instead of cutting off at 10 p.m. like they do during the week.”

The board has determined it is beneficial to the village that businesses be allowed and encouraged to host live music events; the board has determined that reasonable time and place restrictions on the sounds from such live events is also in the public interest.

The board is looking to update section 201-7 of the Fredonia Village Code entitled “Exceptions to the Noise Control Law of the Village of Fredonia to read as follows, “music in connection with live music events held on business property in the C1 zone on Fridays and Saturdays between the hours of 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. this local law should take effect immediately upon filing with the secretary of the state of New York.”

The resolution was tabled pending a public hearing on Aug. 10. All public comments must be submitted to the village clerk no later than 4 p.m. Aug. 10 to fredoniavillageclerk@netsync.net.


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