Town plans hearing on noise ordinance

HUDSON- After a few more clarifications, the selectmen will hold two public hearings on proposed changes to the noise ordinance.

The proposal calls for the ordinance to be amended to allow commercial contractors to do outdoor construction from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday only.
Currently, nighttime and Sunday work is allowed, but must not exceed the noise limits outlined in the ordinance.

One selectman, however, wanted to update some of the definitions in the ordinance, saying greater clarity was needed in the wording. That work will happen before the first public hearing.

The proposed change came about after a resident complained about a contractor using heavy equipment near his home on a Sunday.

Two public hearings will be held before any changes are made to the ordinance. The first hearing is tentatively scheduled for Jan. 11.