A contentious debate at City Hall about the sound of early morning reverse alarms on school busses will be back for review Monday by the Hailey Planning and Zoning Commission.

     School officials this summer ended compliance with a conditional-use requirement that silenced the beepers when backing out of the bus barn at Fox Acres Road.

     Woodside resident Becki Keefer, who protested the location of the bus barn in 2003, brought a written complaint to the city when the bus barn alarms began beeping again this summer. 

     The commission resolved to uphold a conditional-use requirement dating from 2003 that requires bus drivers to disable the beeping alarms while inside a bus barn adjacent to the Community Campus to avoid noise impacts on neighbors.

     Community Development Director Lisa Horowitz said an appeal was filed to the City Council by the School District when a noticing error was discovered.

     “Now the issue will be heard all over again at the P&Z Commission,” Horowitz said.


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