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Vote: Recess bell won’t bust noise ordinance

KALAMAZOO TOWNSHIP, Mich. – It’s safe for the recess bell to ring again at one Michigan school. reported trustees in Kalamazoo County’s Kalamazoo Township voted unanimously Monday to amend an ordinance to exempt noises sanctioned by or made by governmental units or schools.

Township Supervisor Ron Reid said police cited Reformed Heritage Christian School for a noise ordinance violation because the bell exceeded a decibel limit in the ordinance.

The issue was brought to the board’s attention by an area resident. But the board determined noises such as school bells should be expected by those living nearby.


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