By Erica Thomas, managing editor
TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville City Council will consider an amendment to the noise ordinance, exempting the pavilion and stage area in downtown. Mayor Buddy Choat said the amendment allows for performances to take place in the area without having to comply with the city’s ordinance
“…with the creation and use of the Pavilion, it has become necessary to clarify and provide for certain restrictions related to the use of the area as a concert and entertainment area that that [sic] makes the enforcement of the existing ordinance referenced herein impractical,” the amendment states.
In November, residents spoke at a city council meeting about loud noise coming from the stage area. One citizen called it an “intrusion on the quality of our Trussville neighborhood.” City officials addressed the issue by speaking with Ferus Artisan Ales, who books events at the stage. The city also tuned and adjusted the speakers from the stage to find a balance that would allow an enjoyable experience for people in the area while not allowing the sound to travel as far.
Exemptions to the noise ordinance already include athletic contests, parades, and municipally sponsored public celebrations.
The workshop for City Council will be at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.