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Church Is Denied Waiver of Noise Restriction

By ccmd00d     Dec 1, 2006 in Lifestyle
"The county discovered that the bells registered at an average of 75 decibels (roughly equivalent to a vacuum cleaner at close range), which is considerably above the 55-decibel limit in residential areas."
"It's frustrating, because the sound is so much a part of our tradition," said the Rev. Thomas Murphy, the church's pastor. "Anybody who has grown up in a city atmosphere is familiar with the ringing of bells."
This is just plain dumb that the county will not allow this...shouldn't they be worrying about much worse things then a bell ringing too loud? Come on...
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