Sound Ordinances Being Discussed at Tallahassee Commission Meeting

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Posted at 11:12 AM, Oct 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-28 09:24:26-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - At Wednesday's Commission meeting, Tallahassee residents are getting their only chance to voice their opinions on a proposed city-wide sound ordinance.

The proposed ordinance was revised at the October 14 commission meeting and would create sound limit zones throughout the city, according to the agenda. Properties would be either residential or non-residential and in certain areas of the city would be classified as "mixed-use" where the sound limits would be higher.

Those who violate the sound limits would pay civil fines issued by Tallahassee Police or Code Enforcement officers. However, properties who have not had a violation in the last 6 months will be given 10 minutes to reduce sound levels before a citation is given.

The ordinance cause some additional costs for the city, according to the agenda. Sound meters would need to be purchased and the estimated minimum cost would be $1,000 per meter.

The Tallahassee City Commission Meeting is at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 28, in City Hall.