Danbury has sworn in a new staff member to patrol Rogers Park. The newest so-called noise buster is Edwin Ordonez. He started patrols last night.
Danbury amended the City's noise ordinance about three years ago in response to resident complaints. Instead of requiring the use of specialized sound meter equipment, the ordinance allows for a standard known as “plainly audible.”
There are some limitations to the power of these part time noise control officers, they can't arrest people. Officials say they're really on the job to calm the situation down by talking with offenders first. If they refuse to comply, a ticket will be issued.
Anyone with a noise complaint is encouraged to call 311, which is staffed 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.