So I know that Kenbridge has a “Noise Ordinance”, but I am pretty sure it is never enforced, as I understand it, the town doesn’t have the funds to buy the measurement equipment. It isn’t enforced when people on motorcycles and others music can be heard on the 400 block of 5th when they are over a mile away on on Main St, or as I like to refer to it the “Kenbridge Historic District Summer Concert Series” which originates on 4th Ave, and can be heard on 6th Ave There is an easier way to enforce this, instead of purchasing sound meters and other expensive equipment, pretty sure it can be enforced for under $50 per police car by buying a digital recorder <$30 and a 50 foot Measuring tape ~$15 to $20. Town council can modify the noise ordinance to mirror an existing and tested ordinance, such as San Diego’s Noise Ordinance, as it pertains to “Radios, Television Sets, Phonographs, Loud Speaking Amplifiers and Similar Devices.”.
The Ordinance states:
“The operation of any sound amplifier, which is part of, or connected to, any radio, stereo receiver, compact disc player, cassette tape player, or other similar device when operated in such a manner as to be plainly audible at a distance of fifty (50) feet and when operated in such a manner as to cause a person to be aware of vibration accompanying the sound at a distance of fifty (50) feet from the source. ”
It can be as simple as measure 50 feet away, is the sound still audible, if so make a short recording as evidence, and write a ticket, get paid.