Montrose Business Times
The city council passed on first reading a change to the city’s noise ordinance related to automobiles.
The change modifies the language relating to the sound vehicles emit. The ordinance currently allows law enforcement to cite vehicles that emit loud sounds from speakers. The proposed change, which will still require a second reading and vote from the council, changes the language to “speakers or any other equipment,” including factory-installed equipment, like mufflers or engines.
“If a person parks an F-150 outside someone’s home in a residential neighborhood at 3 a.m. and revs the factory installed engine repeatedly at 3 a.m., and then burns out of the neighborhood spinning the tires, and that activity can be heard inside the home with doors and windows closed, that person could be cited despite (the vehicle having a factory engine),” said assistant city attorney Matthew Magliaro during the city council meeting Tuesday.
People would be allowed to report noisy vehicles to law enforcement under the changed ordinance.