Quiet Zones Proposed for West Chester - FOX 35 News Orlando

Quiet Zones Proposed for West Chester

Posted: Updated:

 

It's a perennial problem. Noisy college students keeping the town up at night. Now the Borough of West Chester is trying to find a way to keep the peace.

Quiet Zones. The Borough Council voted to establish quiet zones in the residential areas around West Chester University.

"It is West Chester, we are a party school" said one student.

West Chester resident Laura Chatelle says it's about time something was done about the late night noise especially on weekends.

"It gets pretty rowdy" said Chatelle who runs a group home for elderly residents.

"They're just yelling at each other or to each other and cursing. Sometimes you just can't sleep because there is too much noise" she said.

About 60 streets in West Chester will soon be getting new street signs that will warn residents about the noise restrictions from 9pm to 7am. Fines start at $250.

The proposal was in response to a record number of noise and disorderly conduct citations written in 2012.

"I think it will be an improvement and it will be proper notice that we take our quality of life issues seriously"' said Borough Councilman Jordan Norley who proposed the plan.

Officials say the problem isn't with the bars themselves but when patrons leave those bars at the end of the night and filter through the streets.

But will signs help?

If it's just a sign that says be quiet. I don't know if it will work." said West Chester freshman Laura Massuto.

A formal vote to approve the plan will be taken on Wednesday. Once approved the signs will start being installed over the next couple months.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Jolie, Pitt wed in Chateau Miraval, France

    Jolie, Pitt wed in Chateau Miraval, France

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:00:15 GMT
    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in Chateau Miraval, France, says a spokesman for the couple.Jolie and Pitt wed Saturday in a small chapel in a private ceremony attended by family and friends. 
    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in Chateau Miraval, France, says a spokesman for the couple.Jolie and Pitt wed Saturday in a small chapel in a private ceremony attended by family and friends. 
  • More Comfortable

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:39 AM EDT2014-08-28 12:39:28 GMT

    Cooler and drier air moves in today but the heat and humidity return for the second half of the holiday weekend.

    A cold front came through last night meaning cooler, less humid air is moving in for Thursday.  Mostly sunny skies and winds gusting to 25mph are also expected today.  Friday starts off very cool and also features a pleasant afternoon.

     The holiday weekend is looking warmer and unsettled. Shower and thunderstorm chances increaselate Sunday and Labor Day.

  • 8 piping plover chicks fledged in Del. state park

    8 piping plover chicks fledged in Del. state park

    Wildlife officials say eight piping plover chicks fledged this season at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes.
    Wildlife officials say eight piping plover chicks fledged this season at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes.
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices