No Noise

By: Amy Gleason
By: Amy Gleason

City landlords will now need to have a clause in their leases saying they will evict tenants if they receive more than two noise convictions within a year's time.

If they don't they'll receive a $1,000 fine.

This issue has been under debate since last fall and it seems there is finally a consensus among landlords and the city.

"It gives the neighbors something they can do. It gives the city something it can do. And I believe, even if you don't get a lot of convictions, it is going to make a difference," Marshall Ross, Harrisonburg Resident.

The police will be responsible for letting landlords know when their tenants are convicted.

At least one person at tonight's council meeting expressed they felt the ordinance was not strict enough to take care of Harrisburg's noise problem.

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