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Posted on: March 9, 2023

Excessive Noise Bylaw - Citizen Petition headed to Town Meeting


The full text of the proposed bylaw is available here.

The proposal was submitted by Ron Coler of Bailey Road. Questions about the proposal should be directed to Mr. Coler at

A Citizen Petition requires verified signatures of at least ten registered voters. This petition has 58 signatories.

Informational documents:

  1. Ambient Environmental Sound Measurements Study – Ridge Hill Area (Cavanaugh Tocci Associates, 2010); 
  2. Peer Review of Cavanaugh Tocci Associates Ambient Sound Study (Tech Environmental, 2023).

On April 19 at 7:00 pm, voters are invited to an informational session held by Mr. Coler at Town Hall. Mr. Coler will present information and answer questions about this proposal and one other Citizen Petition he has submitted (see, Ban on Single-Use Plastic).

Annual Town Meeting will be held at Town Hall on Saturday, May 6. The Town Meeting warrant will be available at least seven days before the meeting, and will be posted on this website, at Town Hall, and at the Ashfield Post Office. 

If you have questions about the Citizen Petition process, please contact the Town Clerk's office.

If you have questions about Town Meeting, please contact the Town Administrator's office. 

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