NORWAY — Resident Linda Corapi asked the Norway Select Board on Thursday night to consider implementing a noise ordinance.

Corapi, who has lived near Lake Pennesseewassee for 20 years, said she is concerned about worsening noise levels in the area.

She also said she is worried about the potential for loud music and people partying at the new wedding venue 76 Pleasant Street and the proposed Lakeside Norway.

Corapi said she is hearing more traffic noise coming across the lake from the main road.

The proposed Lakeside Norway at 61 Lake Road and 0 Lake Road, on land surrounding the old corn canning factory, will feature a four-season venue featuring entertainment, an event center and an outdoor sporting site.

With Norway’s growth, Corapi said she wondered if the town should consider a noise ordinance.

While they said they sympathized with Corapi’s concerns, members of the Select Board said they had not heard many complaints from residents about excessive noise and the Lakeside Norway proposal is still in the planning stages.

Selectman Ryan Lorrain said he thought natural soundproofing might be incorporated into Lakeside Norway’s design.

Corapi said she did not have time to gather signatures on a petition to show support for a noise ordinance.

Town Manager Dennis Lajoie suggested she approach the Planning Board to express her concerns since the board will have to approve the Lakeside Norway plans.

In other matters, the Select Board approved an application to operate a beano/bingo operation at the Town & Country Community Center Association at 99 Town & Country Drive. Games are expected to be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. every Thursday in 2022.

Consideration of a special amusement license for Boomers Restaurant & Bar at 107 Lake St., was postponed until the board’s next meeting to gather more information on what type of entertainment was planned.

The board also:

• Accepted a $120 donation from Chad Phillips for electricity use at the Longley Square charging stations. Lajoie said it was Phillips’ second donation this year.

• Was told the Maine Department of Transportation is planning to replace Tannery Brook Bridge on Main Street. MDOT is seeking public input by Sunday on the proposed project. Comments can be shared at the MDOT website — www.maine.gov/mdot.


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