UMass is the town's largest employer and a city unto itself
The town and University of Massachusetts will most likely start a one year "pilot program" in September to register off campus parties to help reduce the burden noise complaints place on the police department thus freeing them up to do more important work like taking drunk drivers off the road.
Forum this evening only attracted three neighbors but another one is scheduled for 6/15
A registered party that receives a complaint from a neighbor called in to Dispatch will get a phone call from APD warning them of the violation and giving them 20 minutes to end the party.
If they comply no arrests are made and no $300 tickets are issued for "noise" or "nuisance" or both. Thus saving the tenants money and the major hassle of being arrested while making it unnecessary for two APD cruisers to respond.
The program will cost the town nothing as UMass will do the paperwork and getting the word out by social media, advertising and messaging.
And in fact could save the town significantly in reduced calls. The program has been very successful in fellow college towns like Boulder and Fort Collins, Colorado.