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Downtown Valparaiso Indiana Creates New “Quiet Zone”

     The City of Valparaiso is looking specifically to reduce unreasonable noise created by defective or modified exhaust systems, revving engines, horns, loud radios, engine braking and other sources of elective noise.
  
     The City of Valparaiso’s Board of Works and Safety has named the city’s downtown a Quiet Zone to enhance the experience of visiting downtown. “Our downtown is surely a special and welcoming place. We want to respect what has been created by reducing unreasonable noise,” said Mayor Jon Costas. “Loud noises affect the downtown experience and we’re looking to respect those who are shopping, dining and visiting our award winning downtown,” said Costas.

     The downtown Quiet Zone is designated as Jefferson on the North to Indiana on the South and Campbell in the West to Morgan in the East, and the enforcement will extend from May 1 through October 31.

     The Valparaiso Police Department is equipped with new decibel meters to measure noise and will be enforcing the Valparaiso’s existing citywide noise ordinance which was adopted in 2020 and closely matches state guidelines.

     The enhanced enforcement will be concentrated in the newly created Quiet Zone. “We will be adding patrols, both mobile and bike units. We plan to begin with an educational approach, alerting offenders to the guidelines, but have the ability to issue citations where necessary,” said Police Chief Andrew McIntyre. Signs indicating the Quiet Zone will be installed to remind visitors of the need to be respectful with
noise.
     To learn more about the city’s noise ordinance, visit https://tinyurl.com/ValpoNoise.

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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak - a national news affiliate.