Noise regulations may see a slight adjustment moving forward, as the Planning and Zoning Commission sends recommendation to the town council to approve a revision to two sections of town code.

While local noise regulations were overhauled as recently as October 2016, town staff has identified a couple of minor points of confusion that the commission and council are being asked to address.

In short, the changes would affect two sections of the town code’s noise regulation concerning start and stop times of both construction activities and commercial landscape maintenance. The current code has separate rules depending on the activity, which staff wishes to unify in order to keep things as simple as possible. Similarly, the current start/stop regulations include times on the half hour, which the recommended changes also address.

The proposed start/start times are still broken down by season to take advantage of temperatures and sunlight.

The proposed shift is that both construction and commercial landscaping be done between the hours of 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, from Sept. 1 through March 31. The times shift to 5 a.m. through 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, from April 1 through Aug. 31. Saturday hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. year-round, with no commercial construction or landscaping allowed on Sundays or holidays.

According to the backup information, “the proposed changes will make it easier for code enforcement to administer, as well as make the hours consistent with each other and easier to remember for any contractors.”

Recommendation for the council to approve the ordinance changes was approved unanimously.