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City councilors discussed the bench outside In a Pig's Eye on Thursday.

A bench outside In a Pig's Eye was the center of conversation at Thursday night's City Council meeting.

Ward 2 Council Michael Sosnowski told the city council residents nearby have complained of noise and people congregating.

During their discussion, councilors discussed the possibly of a bench that can be taken in at night and whether or not it's the bench that causes issues or the actual people.

The issue of permitting the bench was also brought up. Councilors said a permit could be issued but it would "open a can of worms" when it comes to any benches on the sidewalk in Salem. Several councilors also said benches are a "nice thing to have" in the city for both citizens and residents.

In the end, councilors voted to allow the bench to stay (they did not officially permit it) asking that the proprietors do their best to ensure customers are being respectful of neighbors.


We want to know — what do you think of the bench issue? Have you been disturbed by noise in areas of the city where there is a mix of residences and businesses? How do you handle these situation?

Let us know in the comments.

chester suchecki September 28, 2012 at 08:05 PM
the noise problem is all in one neighbors head. this is the same neighbor tha says he can smeell ciggarette smoke thru closed windows. this is the same neighbor that i personally have seen picking ciggarette butts out of the butt can. noise at the bench ha !!!!!!! there is none its all in his head.
chester suchecki September 28, 2012 at 08:20 PM
if you want to talk about noise how about banning non essential truck traffic on charter st and stop the big busses from coming and stoping ,droping off passengers and idling for a half hour while these people tour the cemetery. have the busses stop on derby st. and let them walk up from there. we are residents as well on charter st and should enjoy some quiet. the trolley and the foot traffic is bad enough.
Timothy Camire September 28, 2012 at 08:48 PM
People congregating and talking at a bar? Scandalous! Decapitation should deter future talkers. It's the only way.
Thomas Stirling September 28, 2012 at 10:51 PM
I wish there was a like button on here
chester suchecki September 29, 2012 at 03:39 PM
do it this way thomas''LIKE"


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