ENFIELD TOWN COUNCIL
A Public Hearing was held in the Council Chambers of the Enfield Town Hall, 820 Enfield Street, Enfield, Connecticut on Monday, May 7, 2001. Chairwoman Strom called the Public Hearing to order at 7:19 p.m.
MINUTES OF A PUBLIC HEARING
MAY 7, 2001
ROLL-CALL Present were Councilmen Dodd, Egan, Falk, Fiore, Giddings, Hall, Kaupin, Mangini, McGuire and Strom. Councilman Vayda was absent. Also present were Town Manager, Scott A. Shanley; Assistant Town Manager, Daniel Vindigni; Town Clerk, Suzanne F. Olechnicki; Director of Planning & Community Development, Jose Giner.
Chairwoman Strom read the notice of Public Hearing which was published in the Journal Inquirer Saturday, April 28, 2001 as follows:
“NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Enfield Town Council will hold a Public Hearing in the Enfield Town Hall, Council Chambers, 820 Enfield Street, Enfield, Connecticut on Monday, May 7, 2001 at 7:15 p.m. to allow interested citizens an opportunity to express their opinions regarding the Proposed Noise Ordinance.
TOWN OF ENFIELD
MONDAY, MAY 7, 2001
Copies of the proposed amendments are available for public inspection in the Office of the Town Clerk, 820 Enfield Street, Enfield, Connecticut, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.”
Mr. Shanley stated the Council already went through an entire process. He noted this was approved preliminarily, and the Council approved it based on the States preliminary approval. He noted the attorneys determined some changes had to be made and those were included and a public hearing is required. He stated the Council can then act and adopt this. He noted it will then go on to the State for approval.
Chairwoman Strom then invited speakers.
Eileen Cybulski, Cybulski Road
Noted she lives in an industrial zone and they are having a serious problem with Martin Brower, which is a distributor for MacDonalds. She stated the Town did come look at the problem, however, the noise is just as bad. She pointed out there are trucks running 24 hours a day. She questioned when Martin Brower first came into Enfield, did the application provide for 24-hour operation. She questioned whether anything can be done.
Mr. Shanley stated his belief the 70 decibel level is the level allowable in the industrial zone, and that is defined by the State. He pointed out Enfields noise ordinance needs to comply with the state law in that area.
Ms. Cybulski stated she understands this, however, she feels this area needs to be tested during the period when this location is loaded up with trucks. She added she also wants to know if this business is allowed to run their business 24 hours per day. She requested this be looked into.
Chairwoman Strom and Mr. Shanley stated someone will look into this.
As no one else wished to speak, Chairwoman Strom closed the Public Hearing at 7:24 p.m.
Secretary to the Council
Suzanne F. Olechnicki
Clerk of the Council