Gypsum nixes booming bass |

Gypsum nixes booming bass

Sarah Mausolf
Gypsum, CO Colorado

GYPSUM, Colorado –Rocking out in the car can soon get drivers in trouble in Gypsum.

The Gypsum Town Council has approved a noise ordinance forbidding blasting the music in your car.

“It covers the stereos, the booming, bass music that you hear all the time that just vibrates your windows,” Mayor Steve Carver said.

The noise rule applies to music that can be heard 25 feet from a car, Town Attorney Bob Cole said. It also applies to music audible from a different car when the windows in the second car are up, he said.

The courts determine the extent of the punishment, Cole said. The maximum punishment is $1,000 and a year in jail, he said.

The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office and town code officers will enforce the law, Cole said.

Councilwoman Pam Schultz, who proposed the change to the noise ordinance, was pleased with council’s decision to approve it. “People say it’s about time,” she said. “Something needs to be done. I’m happy. I think it’s great.”

Carver said he fields constant complaints from the general public about noise blasting from cars. “It’s just something that’s been a long time coming,” he said.

The rule will go into effect five days after the ordinance has been published in the newspaper, Cole said. That’s likely to happen next Thursday or the following Thursday, he said.

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