New Jersey Senate passes bill to exempt amusement park from noise regulation

Posted Monday, December 19, 2011 8:55 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The New Jersey Senate passed a bill Thursday amending the Noise Control Act of 1971 to exempt amusement parks and carnivals from local noise ordinances. The Senate amended the bill Thursday to include beach bars.

Read more from The Press of Atlantic City.

Monday, December 19, 2011 3:24 PM

Just another reason why I vacation in Stone Harbor every year instead of Atlanic City.

Monday, December 19, 2011 4:36 PM

I'm not sure why you or the article even mentions Atlantic City. Steel Pier doesn't really pose a noise problem since it sits between the Atlantic Ocean and the Taj Mahal.

Besides, of all things to be irritated about in Atlantic City, noise from the Pier doesn't even make the cut. How about the fact that, barring a few small areas (mostly occupied by the major hotels and casinos), the whole city is a s***hole?

Monday, December 19, 2011 4:48 PM

Does anyone know if the Tony Rossi (Steel Pier Director Of Operations) in the article is the same Tony Rossi who ran

I've gotten calendars from that site the last few years, but none is available this year.

*Edit*..had a little freak-out moment at work today. Literally not five minutes after I posted the above, a package arrived for me..from Tony Rossi at! One of my "clients" who's a bit of a coaster junkie..not on my level, though :)..gifted me a set of roller coaster coasters. They're glass, and feature images of four coasters at HersheyPark.

Last edited by Mike Gallagher, Monday, December 19, 2011 7:39 PM
Monday, December 19, 2011 5:29 PM

You can pretty much lump amusement parks and casinos in the same "crap" category. No Noise Control Act is going to control the bad apples these type of places attract. That's the reason you visit most of these places only once in your life and not regularly like you would Bermuda, Martha's Vineyard, or Stone Harbor. That said, I still like the quick fix places with a bottle of wine once in a while though. :)

Last edited by Philip E. Peavy III, Tuesday, December 20, 2011 3:54 PM
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 11:48 AM

Great news. No one should be able to move into a new residential unit next to an existing amusement park and complain about the noise.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 11:51 AM

That's the reason you visit most of these places only once in your life and not regularly like you would Bermuda, Martha's Vineyard, or Stone Harbor.

I love that you still post here just to try and insult the regulars.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 12:10 PM

Even better is that everyone knows not to bite anymore.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 1:10 PM

Give it time, Gonch...give it time.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 2:08 PM

I've never said anything on this site that is not 100% true. Give it can accept that. :)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 2:21 PM

Stating the truth is irrelevant when your intent is to insult.

And I'm done. No need to feed the trolls this time of year.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 4:51 PM

This is really great news sets a precedent for other states or provinces to follow. Several parks that have been around for decades have problems with new neighbours complaining about noise.

I remember a story from many years ago about CW's problems with neighbours regarding noise and traffic. The park was fairly rural when it was built and the neighbourhoods built up around it with the urban sprawl in the suburbs. There's no way those people didn't happen to notice the huge theme park in their backyard when they moved in.

Gillian has an excellent line in the article - "At the end of the day, people know what they’re moving next to. They have to take some responsibility for themselves". It's like moving next to an airport and asking them to keep it down.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 6:41 PM

What's the difference between Jersey girls and garbage?

Trash men will actually pick up the garbage!


Tuesday, December 20, 2011 9:51 PM

That one's old. Remind me to tell you sometime the one about the girl who named various body parts after cities in New Jersey.

Thursday, December 22, 2011 9:57 AM

You're going to equate Stone Harbour to Martha's Vineyard and Bermuda LOL?

Thursday, December 22, 2011 10:18 AM

+1 for billb

Thursday, December 22, 2011 12:10 PM

Don't get me wrong, I love the Jersey Shore, but Stone Harbor is just another upscale shore town, with absolutely nothing to do.

We usually stay in Sea Isle and hit OC and Wildwood a few times.

Thursday, December 22, 2011 1:05 PM

I think I just felt a disturbance in the force. Tek gave billb a +1???

Thursday, December 22, 2011 1:50 PM

If the Mayans are correct, I predict Tek will give Aamilj a +1 in about 364 days.

Last edited by Vater, Thursday, December 22, 2011 1:51 PM
Thursday, December 22, 2011 2:05 PM

365 -- It'll be a leap year. :)


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