City continues to look into Post Office noise complaint

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City leaders encouraged the owner of a local bar and a nearby neighbor complaining about the noise to work to come to an agreement while officials continue to look into the issue.

Kathy Morehouse, who lives on Jefferson Street not far from the Post Office Bar and Grill, appeared at the Nov. 27 Fulton City Council meeting to complain that the noise coming from the bar is excessive until 1:30 a.m. on the weekends. Morehouse’s residence lies nearly 400 feet from the bar. According to city ordinance, noise shall not be audible from 300 feet away, and must be limited to the hours between 9:30 a.m. and midnight.

During Tuesday night’s meeting, Post Office owner Web Langworthy had his turn to appear before the council. Morehouse was not in attendance.

“I did call the individual who brought the concern to us today, and their concern continues to be a problem,” Mayor LeRoy Benton told the council to start off the discussion. “They actually feel like the volume goes up after 10.”

Langworthy said he has tried to keep the noise down, noting that “we don’t want to be a bad neighbor.”

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