Central Falls reminding residents of its noise ordinance

Central Falls City Hall

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (WPRI) — As warm summer weather approaches, Central Falls City Council President Robert Ferri is leading an effort to educate the public about the city’s noise ordinance.

The ordinance is a collaboration between schools, law enforcement, and City Hall designed to prevent excessive noise in the community.

“Our residents certainly deserve to enjoy a quiet and peaceful quality of life,” Ferri said in a statement.

The noise ordinance was last updated in 2015 and works to prohibit unreasonable and excessive noise levels from both buildings and vehicles at all hours of the day. Those in violation of the noise ordinance are subject to fines of $100 for a first time offense, $200 for a second offense, and $500 for all subsequent offenses.

The campaign plans to include notifications on the city’s website and social media accounts, notices at schools, and face-to-face education by the Central Falls Police Department’s Community Policing Bureau.

“The best way to achieve compliance is to educate and foster a culture of respect among neighbors,” said Central Falls Police Chief, Col. James Mendonca. “We realize that music often accompanies outdoor activities and are reminding residents to be considerate of the community.”

The city’s noise ordinance campaign began on June 14.

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