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Fulton to work with Post Office on noise compliance

Fulton to work with Post Office on noise compliance

January 15th, 2013 in News

In a meeting of the city's noise committee, Fulton officials agreed to keep their noise ordinance in place as is, in response to citizen complaints regarding the Post Office Bar and Grill. FPD Major Roger Rice credited the bar's new deck and sound system with helping the noise carry farther, and said his department would work with the Post Office to establish sound levels in complience with the ordinance.

Photo by Dean Asher

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."