Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Following a Monday meeting of Fulton’s noise committee made up of city and police officials, the city agreed to keep and enforce its noise ordinance as is and work with the Post Office Bar and Grill to establish compliant sound levels for their amplified music.
The decision came as a result of a citizen complaint from Kathy Morehouse, who at the Nov. 27 council meeting complained of excessive sound that could be heard at her Jefferson Street home, nearly 400 feet from the bar. The city’s amplified sound ordinance states that noise should not be heard from 300 feet away between the hours of 9:30 a.m. to midnight, and not 50 feet at any other time.
Additionally, Sylvia Rummel of Fulton wrote a letter to the editor appearing in the Dec. 16 edition of The Fulton Sun, stating the sound was a product of “excessive amplification” and the noise could be heard “clear to the top of Westminster Hill.”