Wallingford officials meet to discuss Oakdale noise, nothing decided

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WALLINGFORD — The operators of the Oakdale Theater went before the town's Planning and Zoning Commission Monday in an attempt to find a compromise that would allow it to continue holding concerts.

A lawyer for the town last week said the municipal government can't grant the theater an exemption to a noise ordinance, because the allowed decibel levels in the area are controlled by state law.

Neighbors had obtained a cease-and-desist order, complaining that concerts held in the dome section of the theater create too much noise.

The theater has said it cannot afford to soundproof the entire building, but it has added some soundproofing and has come up with plans to deal with the traffic issues.

The zoning board met Monday night to consider a permit request that would allow for events under the dome and to change the noise conditions of the permit, but no there was no vote.