M&C Review


COUNCIL ACTION:  Continued on 4/10/2012 - Continued until 5/01/2012

DATE: 4/10/2012 REFERENCE NO.: G-17568 LOG NAME: 06NOISE ORDINANCE
CODE: G TYPE: NON-CONSENT PUBLIC HEARING: NO
SUBJECT:  

Adopt Ordinance Amending Section 23.8 "Noise" of Chapter 23, "Miscellaneous Offenses" of the Code of the City of Fort Worth to Add Decibel Levels, Add Definitions Related to Noise, Set Maximum Sound Levels Based on Zoning Categories, Regulate Amplifiers in the Right-of-Way, and Restrict Animal Noise (ALL COUNCIL DISTRICTS)


RECOMMENDATION:

It is recommended that the City Council adopt the attached ordinance amending Section 23.8 "Noise" of Chapter 23, "Miscellaneous Offenses" of the Code of the City of Fort Worth to add decibel levels, add definitions related to noise, set maximum sound levels based on zoning categories, regulate amplifiers in the right-of-way, and restrict animal noise.

 
DISCUSSION:

On September 13, 2011, the City Council received an Informal Report about proposed changes to the City's noise ordinance. During the fall and winter of 2011 to 2012, Staff reached out to community groups and held a public meeting on January 23, 2012. The attached ordinance incorporates public comments received to date.

The primary purpose of the ordinance is to address common noise complaints caused by repetitive and excessive noise by adding maximum decibel levels based on zoning districts and by adding restrictions on noise from animals and from amplifiers in public right-of-way.  

 
FISCAL INFORMATION/CERTIFICATION:

The Financial Management Services Director certifies that this action will have no material effect on City funds.

 
TO Fund/Account/Centers
 
FROM Fund/Account/Centers

Submitted for City Manager's Office by:
Fernando Costa (6122)
Originating Department Head:
Randle Harwood (6101)
Additional Information Contact:
Dana Burghdoff (8018)

 
 
ATTACHMENTS
  Revised Draft Noise Ordinance 4-4-2012.doc
  West 7th Noise Ordinance map attachment.pdf