Port Townsend: Weekend Monster Truck event too noisy?

PORT TOWNSEND — People from North Beach to downtown could hear the revving of alcohol-injected engines at monster truck shows Friday and Saturday, and some weren’t at all happy about it.

About 25 people packed the Monday meeting of the Jefferson County commissioners to express their frustration over noise the event created at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Port Townsend.

“It sounded like there were airplanes crashing in our neighborhood,” said Dorle Campbell. “Even with the volume turned up all the way I couldn’t hear my TV.”

Added Elizabeth Piglowski, who lives near the high school: “It’s horrendous noise pollution — just think about the air pollution.”

The event was a “bit over the top” for the location, Commission Chairman Glen Huntingford, R-Chimacum, agreed.

Three residents called Huntingford at home during the event to complain.

The sound of roaring monster truck engines was clear in the background, he said.

Commissioner Dan Titterness, R-Port Townsend, was out on his boat in Port Townsend Bay. Even on the opposite side of the Quimper Peninsula monster trucks could be heard, he said.

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