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Noise level policy is making noise in Gainesville

By on November 30th, 2011

The Gainesville Public Safety Committee and Gainesville Police Department are reviewing the city’s policy towards noise from outdoor concerts.  Complaints aired at a meeting last night stemmed from a concert held at “The Vault” nightclub in September. The noise was under the city’s legal decibel limit but local residents say it rattled their windows. They also complained about foul language. City Commissioner Jeanna Mastrodicasa says some of these residents are looking for a complete policy overhaul.

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The city noise policy says noise level must be under 70 decibels.  This specific concert was permitted through GPD, and Mastrodicasa says the policy has not been a significant issue up to this point.

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The Committee and GPD are doing more research into balancing the needs of the opposing sides before any policy decision is made.  One new area they are exploring is how bass levels factor in to the problem.


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