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Boston trustees discuss noise regulations

4/3/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Julia Kazar

Editor’s note: The original Boston Township Board of Trustees meeting report that appeared in the April 3, 2014, West Side Leader contained incorrect information regarding the company Pro Tree. The reporter erred. Below is the corrected report.

After one complaint for noise, Pro Tree’s grinding permit conditions were discussed at the Boston Township Board of Trustees meeting March 26.

Zoning Inspector Larry Sulzer said according to the most recent information he could find from the Board of Zoning Appeals, Pro Tree was approved for grinding up to 35 days per year and for a total of 150 hours per year. Sulzer said this was a slight increase from the previous permit.

Pro Tree grinds wood chips and logs for mulch and landscaping. According to Sulzer, company officials told Doug Mayer, assistant zoning inspector and Peninsula mayor, they were finished with most of their grinding for the year, but would contact the zoning office before a one-and-a-half hour grinding so they, along with the township trustees, could investigate the noise complaint.

Trustee Jerry Ritch asked if the grinding is found to be too loud, what the recourse would be.

Sulzer answered that if there was a noise issue to be found, he would work with the company to figure out a solution at that time, but nothing was in place at the moment.

In other business, Fiscal Officer Joanne Noragon reported a new feature called “Boston Pictures” was added to the Boston Township website, www.bostontownship.org. This is a place where residents can share township photos with others. To submit a picture, email Noragon at bostontownship@bostontownship.org. She said to include a caption with the photo.

The next regular Boston Township Board of Trustees meeting will be April 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the administrative offices at Boston Township Hall, located at the corner of Main Street and Riverview Road in Peninsula.

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