PUNTA GORDA — Punta Gorda noise regulations have come under fire again and this time the problem is landscaping and construction.
Over the years, the city’s ordinance regarding noise has been challenged regarding issues with pickleball at Gilchrist Park, music in the downtown area, events and other functions at Laishley Park, homeowners’ pool pumps and air conditioning units, among others.
The city’s ordinance states that construction is allowed between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. and landscaping, or lot mowing, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. throughout the week.
For some residents, those start times are just too early.
“Recently, the city mowing of vacant lots has been undertaken as early as 7 a.m. on Sunday morning, which we consider very unbecoming of any neighborhood in our city,” wrote Jim Lawson and Sue Reeves in a joint email to the…