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(Originally posted on September 2, 2020)

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There are many of us who feel the same. I always thought it would be an incentive for the WPD to bring in some monies (fines/tickets) for the city           I have also contacted a Council Member & WPD. Not sure why it seems nothing is being done about it.                                                                               One thing I know for sure, there are laws, rules etc. in place to solve this problem and others like 'out of state plates' (my other pet peeve). No need to get more laws......just enforce the ones we have.                                               This may be number 1 on our lists but not so much with our city. Maybe our Wenatchee World could do an article about it...find out how common these problems are? Find out what can be done to fix it?  Give WPD & City Officials an opportunity to explain.                                                                                           In the meantime, we can get serious & do our part......get the info/description   of the offending vehicle & license plate to give to WPD & our Mayor & Council I

 

 

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Look at Number 4. I have asked police leadership. They claim that the code is “difficult to enforce” because police don’t have the expertise or equipment, such as sound meters. Note the code is not based on decibel levels at all. Anybody with eyes and certainly ears can easily identify modified exhaust systems which scream down the roads. The police just need Incentive.

6A.40.030 Public disturbance noises.

It is unlawful for any person to cause or make, or for any person in possession of property to allow to originate from the property, sound which is a public disturbance noise. Public disturbance noises include the following sounds or combinations of sounds:

(1) Loud and raucous, or frequent, repetitive, or continuous sounds made by any horn or siren attached to a motor vehicle, except such sounds that are made to warn of danger or that are specifically permitted or required by law.

(2) Loud and raucous, or frequent, repetitive, or continuous sounds created by musical instruments, audio sound systems, band sessions, or other devices capable of producing, amplifying, or reproducing sound which unreasonably disturbs or interferes with the peace, comfort and repose of another and can be clearly heard by a person of normal hearing at a distance of 50 feet or more from the property from which the sound originates.

(3) Yelling, shouting, hooting, whistling or singing on or near city streets, particularly between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., or at any other time and place which unreasonably... (More)