PORT JEFFERSON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Code enforcement officers would start using sound meters to measure noise levels in one Long Island village if a new noise ordinance wins approval.

WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs On The Story

Port Jefferson businessman Jim Carazu said he doesn’t understand why some people are complaining about the music, the ferry noise, and other noises here in the village.

“It’s a happy [sound]… I really don’t think people are offended by that type of music,” he told WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs.

“If it’s loud, it’s happy?” asked Xirinachs.

“Yeah, I think so. But I don’t know why people are so uptight about it,” Carazu said.

Some residents say the noise is keeping them awake at night and the complaints have led to a new noise code that, if approved, would fine violators $250 or more.

One man told Xirinachs that’s too much.

“It’s kind of natural. You’re right here where the ferries are, and the [Long Island] Sound is right here,” a man named Mike told Xirinachs.

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