Friday, April 14, 2017

a plague of noise

I recognize that we have a lot of green space in our community that needs maintenance. However, landscape businesses and individuals need to be aware that Chicago has a noise ordinance. It exists for a reason.

11-4-2900 - Between 8:00 P.M. and 8:00 A.M., no person shall generate any noise on the public way that is louder than average conversational level at a distance of 100 feet or more, vertically or horizontally, from the source.

On our street, Beverly Environmental has been a frequent violator of the noise ordinance. This morning was the worst yet - being blasted with the hellish sound of leaf blowers at 7:15 a.m.

Is it unreasonable to expect landscape businesses to comply with this ordinance and avoid disturbing the peace with extremely loud noise before 8:00 a.m.? I don't think so.

If you hire one of these businesses, please be considerate of your neighbors and instruct them NOT to show up before 8:00 a.m.


Mike Bingaman said...

It's April, I just fired my landscapers for showing up with a leaf blower. Get out of here with that.

Fargo said...

Thank you. I wish that more customers would send that message to landscape services. Spending 10 or 15 minutes with a leaf blower for a few grass clippings is ridiculous. The job could be done just as well with a broom.