After a statewide controversy broke out in 2014 when a resident whose home neighbors Brick Memorial High School called police to report that the high school’s marching band was too noisy during their practices, the township council found a quick solution: suspending the noise ordinance for the band’s practices, rehearsals and events.
With the 2016-17 school year a little over two months away, the council will vote Tuesday night on whether to continue the policy.
It is expected that the ordinance will continue to be waived – similar ordinances have passed since the original was approved in 2014 – and the bands at both of the township’s high schools will not have to worry about the police being called to their practices.
The waiver of the noise ordinance is passed by the council periodically because the waiver must delineate the specific dates and times during which the noise law would not apply.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the township municipal complex.