UNION CITY AND BEYOND -- Here's the scoop: Union City officials say that they've gotten 10 complaints in recent weeks from residents who were annoyed by the songs coming from ice cream trucks.
That's a lot of people getting hot under the collar over a cool treat!
The chief of police, Charles Everett, sent a memo around on May 27 in response to the complaints, reminding everyone of town laws stating that: “Music/audio must always be kept at a reasonable level. All music must be shut off no later than two minutes after parking. Music shall not be played after 8:30 p.m.”
Over the years, some towns in New Jersey have passed ordinances to deal with ice cream truck noise. In New York City, residents with complaints are urged to call 311.
Read more about this sticky issue in this weekend's Union City Reporter and West New York Reporter, or return to www.hudsonreporter.com starting Sunday.