Recent Overnight Noise Issues-Brief Update
From the Desk of Mayor Peter A. Forman...
June 6, 2022
Subject: Brief Update on Recent Overnight Noise Issues
Over the past year and a half, we have made great progress substantially reducing (and sometimes eliminating) noise from local events, including from local boats, at the Preserve, and at the Village Club.
Compared to previous years, last summer there were very few issues with boaters blasting music in the local coves.
With support from the Town and the County, we will continue that “pressure-campaign” this summer.
Last summer we also had an issue with deep-bass music and thumping coming from Queens and the Bronx.
Music travels over water like a skipping stone and travels very, very far.
Our police force has scoured our local areas to assure us that it is not coming from within or near our village.
Unfortunately, over the last few weeks there has been a resurgence of that thumping in the middle of the night, penetrating many of our homes.
Over the past two weekends, the Port Washington PD and various Great Neck PDs have been getting many complaints as well.
According to all reports, the noise is coming from vehicles with giant car-mounted boom boxes--some as large as 6’ wide and 4’ high mounted on the cars for “meet ups”. Please see the picture below.
Today, I held a conference call with the Police Commissioner of Nassau County along with our Police Chief Tom Ruehle--thank you, Chief!
We have asked them to assist even more than they already have.
Nassau County has assured us they will work in coordination with our local police departments and with NYPD to address this issue.
Because of their influence with the NYPD, I am hopeful (and fairly confident) their involvement will make a material difference.
Meanwhile, please continue to let our police know when there are material noise transgressions at 516-883-3100.
Fingers crossed and that is all for now.
Peter A. Forman
Mayor and Chief Police Commissioner, Inc Village of Sands Point