PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA REQUEST

 

Sponsor:

 

Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Joe Winkelmann , Center  Magisterial District.

October 21, 2002

 

Staff Lead:

 

Department: 

Paul S. McCulla

County Attorney

 

Topic: 

An Ordinance Amending Section 13.5-3 of the Code of Fauquier County to Add Subsection (D) Prohibiting Excessive Noise Cause by Engine Braking, Except for Responding to Bona Fide Emergency Occurrences

 

Topic Description:

Supervisor Winkelmann has received complaints from a Center District resident living along the Warrenton by-pass that trucks are causing excessive noise by engine braking.  Engine braking involves the use of the engine to brake the vehicle, which creates greater noise than the use of wheel brakes.   The proposed draft Ordinance makes engine braking, except when needed to respond to a bona fide emergency, a Class 1 misdemeanor.

 

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Hold a public hearing to receive citizen comment and consider adoption of the attached Ordinance.

 

Financial Impacts Analysis:

None.

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Commonwealth's Attorney

Sheriff