Most City offices closed Wednesday, June 19, to observe Juneteenth

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Interim noise control rule on construction activities due to heat

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Worker deconstructing house roof.
Effective May 15, 2023, construction activities may begin at 6 a.m. Monday through Saturday without a noise variance when the temperature predicted by the National Weather Service is expected to exceed 85 degrees Fahrenheit by 3 p.m.

This interim rule will be in effect for 180 days.

Construction companies choosing to begin work early due to heat must email the Noise Control Office at and notify neighbors within a 500-foot radius of the construction site about the planned 6 a.m. start during high heat within 3 to 5 days.

This interim rule excludes pile driving, concrete saws, jackhammers, rock crushers and Vactor trucks.

This interim rule does not apply to Sundays and legal holidays.