Waterfront Sound Committee Meeting: Frequency Levels & Barriers

BANGOR - Despite the waterfront concert season ending a little over a week ago, the city's Waterfront Sound Committee met once again Tuesday night to try and work out sound issues tied to the venue with a consulting company sharing it's remarks.

Acentech, which consultants in acoustics, audiovisuals, and sound and vibration, took part via video conference.


In 2012 the company put together an initial sound analysis report before construction of the permanent stage this year.


Based on the findings from Acentech, the meeting was an opportunity to voice concerns from this past concert season.


"We'll have the committee just talk with them a bit about some of their thoughts, recommendations they may have for the committee to take a look at, and maybe ask some more questions about the initial findings and how they developed those," Tracy Willette, Director of Bangor Parks and Recreation, says.


Among the topics discussed included low frequency sound levels, as well as barriers that may help alleviate some of the noise issues for area residents.


"A barrier is only going to be effective if that line of sight between the source and the receiver is blocked.," Ben Markham, Director of Architectural Acoustics at Acentech, says.


Markham went on to say this is a particular challenge in Bangor for several reasons, one being the elevation levels around the city.


The committee will continue to meet to come up with a formal recommendation to present to the full council by October.

Karina Bolster

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Karina joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX Bangor News team in March of 2013. Raised as part of a military family, she likes to consider Massachusetts as her "home-base". Karina graduated from Suffolk University located in Boston, Massachusetts where she majored in Communications. From January 2012 to July 2012, Karina was a student reporter for New England Cable News (NECN) and would take part in a live shot every Tuesday for The Morning Show, covering topics from current events to the "Trophy Town" teams.

Karina also has a huge passion for sports. While in college she interned for New England Sports Network (NESN) as a “NESN Daily” intern, as well as the TD Garden, working in the control room for the Bruins and Celtics games. Also as a former college softball player, she loves staying active and looks forward to trying some of the sports the Bangor area has to offer!

Karina Bolster
ABC 7/FOX 22 Bangor
(207) 945-6457 X 3118

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