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Noise ordinance not being enforced

Dear Editor,

This letter is addressed to Mike Copp, Glenwood Springs city manager, police chief Terry Wilson and our City Council members.

Imagine a foul stench in your neighborhood that lasts from early springtime and lingers into Indian summer. This foul stench varies in intensity and at times is barely noticeable. At other times the wind catches it and the stench permeates your home with a gut-retching odor.

Sometimes, it happens several times an hour. On weekends, it occurs hundreds of times a day. Imagine this odor disrupting the reverence of your church services. This reeking smell occurs as early as 5:30 a.m. and as late as 11 p.m.

The City Council, with the pleading of the town’s residents, determines the source of the offending odor and passes an “odor control ordinance.” Promises are made to make the ordinance work. Weeks later, the smell is still strongly evident. How long would you be willing to tolerate this problem?

Now, change the olfactory sensation to an auditory one, and you have an idea of what my neighborhood and Glenwood Springs is like in regards to excessive vehicle noise. Loud motorcycles, cars with modified exhaust systems, and cars without any functioning mufflers are all in direct violation of the city’s noise ordinance that is based on state law.

Anybody else out there as fed up as I am? My question: When is the city’s vehicle noise ordinance going to be enforced?


Chris Mecham

Glenwood Springs

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