McCordsville Town Meeting
Time & Location
About The Event
Daniel's Vineyard needs your support. On Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 7:00 p.m., at the McCordsville Town Hall, the amendment to the noise ordinance will be on the agenda. We have been working with various representatives of the Town to produce a decibel reading that would be in effect for future developments only. It should be noted that the noise ordinance amendment will in no way affect the current ordinance that applies to existing subdivisions. We would appreciate your support -- especially if you are a McCordsville resident. Please email the town manager to express your support at email@example.com and if you are attending. If you cannot attend, please email with your support!
For more information regarding the ordinance please read the article in the Greenfield Reporter. Excerpt below:
“The proposal would add a second set of standards to the ordinance, the first of its kind in Hancock County. Proponents say it would allow businesses to operate at a higher but reasonable sound level while giving fair warning to those considering moving nearby. Opponents argue it will be inconsistent, inconsiderate and hard to enforce. Before the McCordsville Town Council could hold its vote on the change earlier this month, members decided to wait until September and see how things play out this summer for an event venue that’s been at the center of a longstanding debate over the town’s noise rules.
McCordsville’s current noise limits for commercial properties are 66 decibels as measured at its property lines from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and 64 decibels from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. The town council set them late last year with the help of a noise consultant and ad-hoc committee after live music events at Daniel’s Vineyard drew dozens of noise complaints from neighboring residents.
According to Purdue University, 60 decibels is comparable to conversation in a restaurant or office, background music and an air conditioning unit from 100 feet. A vacuum cleaner is about 70 decibels, and a passenger car at 65 mph from 25 feet is 77 decibels.
The proposed change McCordsville Town Council members and residents discussed would increase the daytime decibel limit for commercial properties to 74 decibels at property lines while keeping the nighttime limit at 64. It would only apply to noise produced on commercial properties and heard at bordering property lines after those bordering properties are developed.
“It has nothing to do with anybody that’s currently in town,” McCordsville Town Council President Tom Strayer said at the meeting.”