Lutcher noise ordinance considered

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 25, 2000

DANIEL TYLER GOODEN / L’Observateur / October 25, 2000

LUTCHER – Due to complaints of loud music in the late hours of the evening, a public hearing has been called regarding the possibility to passing noise violation and nuisance ordinances in Lutcher.

The meeting is to be held on Nov. 7, and the ordinances might be adoptedright away, said Mayor Troas Poche.

There had been complaints around town. The is a band that practices in aresidential neighborhood, which draws complaints. Also, there is a problemwith cars cruising around with loud stereo systems.

The town has been wanting to pass an ordinance to solve the noise problems, so officials looked up the laws of several other cities for examples.

Lutcher’s ordinance is a combination of the other cities’ laws, focusing on nuisance laws. Charges, under decibel laws which allows music to only beplayed under certain decibels, has been overturned in a few cities, said Poche.

The nuisance laws set a time limit on the loud music, keeping any loud music off after a 9 p.m. at. No loud noise would be permitted any time aroundchurches, schools or the hospital, said Poche.

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