For one reason or another the town of Bethel does not have an enforceable noise/littering ordinance. I think that it is high time that something straight and to the point is drafted up and put into effect immediately.
Every town resident pays good money to live here in Bethel and deserves peace and quiet along with a clean litter free place to live. There is too much noise generated by inconsiderate people in the community, be it someone who let's their dog out at 5am even though they know well and good that the dog barks non stop or someone screaming around town in their fancy pick up truck with the big rig exhaust (any many different things in between) It seems that our town once full of kind and considerate people has completely evolved into an entitled society and if you or I are inconvenienced well too bad.
I for one don't buy into this lunacy and request that town officials draft up a clear and concise noise ordinance with steep fines. Every police car should be equipped with db meters and anything over a certain decibel at certain hours would be punishable by a steep fine. This isn't too much to ask is it ?
Also, it would be really nice to see the First Selectman get tough on cracking down on litter bugs. Just take a ride around town and you see a massive amount of trash on the side of the road. It is nothing less then disgusting. Since when does it become the burden of the town residents to be the town's janitorial staff picking up bag after bag of garbage that someone threw out their car window the night before ? Every Bethel taxpayer deserves a clean and quiet community to live in.
By cracking down on these two issues the quality of life in Bethel would greatly improve. Too much time has already passed not to have these two simple issues resolved. Draft something up and put it into motion already. Oh, and the fines imposed to theses scofflaws would generate much needed revenue that the town so desperately needs, sounds like a "win win" to me. How about you ?" Brian C. Walters II