LOSTANT — Sometimes it is best to be courteous to one’s neighbors, especially if their requests ask that you comply with the regulations of where one lives.
Lostant resident Jonathan Rothchild inquired of the village board as to his options regarding loud music that keeps him awake into the early hours of the morning.
He described the phenomenon as “being played as loud as it can go, anywhere from 10:30 at night to 2, 3 in the morning,” despite what he described as repeated and kind requests for it to be turned down.
“It got kind of rude this last time,” Rothchild said of responses to his requests, wherein “he said basically that he’ll do what he wants.”
The village, however, might have something else to say about the situation, as it has ordinances against unnecessarily loud noise that disturbs the peace.
Village President Jack Immel indicated that playing music at the described volumes, especially when having been asked to turn it down, would violate such ordinances.
The board indicated that an officer would check on the situation, and that, in the meantime, it would be beneficial if Rothchild could record his own evidence of the situation to turn in with a report.
“I don’t care what type of music he plays — I like it all. It’s just that it’s going on at 2:30, 3 in the morning,” Rothchild said. “It wouldn’t be so bad if I didn’t have to get up so early.”
• The board once again considered its options regarding new water meters and the possibility of replacing all the meters in the village with a newer variety that would be read remotely. The estimated cost came out to be the same as the current style of meter, which has become difficult for the village to acquire, but with the caveat that cost for the meters would all be paid up front. In order to see whether the amount might be added to water-related bonds, the village is waiting to see what bids turn out to be for the water tower project.
• The Ladies’ League has asked whether the village might supply pea gravel for the proposed exercise stations in the park. The board indicated that the village does have pea gravel that could be used, but added that it has yet to officially approve the project, as specifications still need to be presented.
• Dog registration is scheduled for Sept. 14.