Officials say speedway noise complaints are exaggerated – New York News




MALTA, N.Y. >> Reports of complaints about noise coming from the Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta seem to have been, in the words of Mark Twain, “greatly exaggerated.” At least, that seems to be the consensus following the July 10 Malta Town Board meeting.

After receiving a small number of informal and formal complaints from Malta residents about the loud noises coming from the stock car race track on US Route 9 in Malta, members of the Town Council wanted to give residents a chance to voice those complaints.

According to several town officials, including Town Supervisor Vincent DeLucia, Councilman Timothy Dunn and Deputy Town Clerk Jennifer Holmes, most residents who attended the meeting were there in support of the 52-year old track.

Any resident who wants to speak during the public statement portion of the town meeting must put their name on the sign in sheet prior to the meeting. According to DeLucia, approximately 26 people spoke in favor of the Speedway, with no one speaking against it. He also commented that the crowd of more than 100 people in attendance applauded in response to the statements being made.


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Councilman Tim Dunn agreed with DeLucia’s assessment, adding that no one spoke in support of putting any restrictions on the Speedway.

Dunn had requested the topic be added to the meeting agenda in response to some complaints he had received. He said he felt it was important to be supportive of those people who issued the complaints and he wanted residents to have the opportunity to understand the history of the zoning and noise…

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