The borough council approved a measure on Wednesday night that should cut down on noise pollution near West Chester University, the Delaware County Daily Times is reporting.
“Quiet zones” will be established in several neighborhoods near the college between the hours of 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. A network of 240 signs the borough purchased at a cost of $4,230 will remind students to keep it down during these hours. Violators will be fined $250.
Before the vote, West Chester mayor Carolyn Comitta told KYW that the fine should discourage “rowdiness” and give nearby residents some needed peace and quiet.
“It may be a deterrent because the fine is $250, but people need to be reminded,” the mayor said.