Shhhhh . . . Silence is Golden
Be a Good Neighbor
ACK NOISE ORDINANCE
Click here to access Nantucket's Noise Ordinance (Chapter 101 of the Nantucket Code).
Let's face it. With the growing number of houses in 'Sconset and the widespread installation of privet hedges, the noise from pruning has become an almost constant irritant during the summer. Here are some ways that you can help.
Did you know that privet hedges aren't even native to Nantucket, are highly invasive, and don't attract as many birds and butterflies as some of the alternatives?
Look around and you'll see that both of these type of fences are all around the village.
Did you know that privet hedges in 'Sconset were historically only three or four feet high?For corner lots, the Code of Nantucket (Chapter 132-1) and the Town Encroachment Policy (Section VI) actually restrict the height of hedges to three feet high for a certain distance from the corner for public safety reasons. The Town Encroachment Policy adopts the same height restriction for a certain distance from driveways on ALL lots on public roads.
Other Landscaping Noise
Electric and battery powered blowers, mowers, and edgers are now available that are quieter than the gas powered alternatives. Please use or insist that your landscaper use these out of consideration for your neighbors.
Let's make 'Sconset a No Drone Zone to protect all of us from an unnecessary and annoying source of noise pollution.