Resident unhappy with noise from bar

B y Jaime Thomas

Tenants of a Church Street apartment building are not too happy about the noise coming out of one of Main Street’s bars at night.

Dale Clark told the Granville Village Board Monday that Happy Daze Pub is just too loud.

“They’ve been excessively noisy since their expansion. I have to turn my TV extremely loud just to hear my TV,” he said, explaining that with a door open to the alley way that adjoins his building and patrons making noise on the recently opened patio, he and his neighbors are losing sleep.

“It’s loud—they’re hootin’ and hollerin.’ It’s very disturbing to the neighborhood,” he said. He addressed Trustee Frank Caruso who lives nearby and asked him if he to hears the noise.

“No. But that’s only ‘cause I’m three-fourths deaf. But I do know what you mean. Disturbance of the peace is always something that should be addressed,” he said.

Trustee Gordon Smith suggested Clark or his landlord Dennis Whitney, who was at the meeting, speak with the owner.

“Before government gets involved, I like to use the process of mediation,” he said. Whitney spoke as well, saying that there have been excessive issues for years in the alleyway, from men urinating to empty beer cans being littered.

“I propose to own the alleyway and put up a large petition halfway up the wall. I don’t want to beat up on him [the owner] I would rather confront him first,” he said.

Mayor Brian LaRose said the board originally approved the patio as an area where people could smoke, and not as a spill out to the bar.

“It’s not just affecting Dale; it’s affecting all my tenants. I do thank Scott Reed for rejuvenating a business, but the noise level is beyond anything the working, local public should have to tolerate,” Whitney said.

Trustee Paul Labas said he knows Reed, the owner, and will speak with him on the issue, and Whitney said he would do the same. The board planned to readdress the issue at next month’s meeting.

Floodgates to be constructed

Also at the meeting, the board accepted a bid from Catalfamo Construction, Inc., out of Hudson Falls, to work on the wastewater treatment plant.

For $25,500, the company will install concrete walls and floodgates, and “finish up work that needs to be done from Irene,” Highway Superintendent Dan Williams said.

“Hopefully if we have another flood like that, it won’t cause as much damage,” he said.

The next board meeting will be on Monday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m.

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