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September 23, 2012

Sounding off

Neighbors say restaurant can’t keep noise within limits

By CHRIS AGEE | cagee@mineralwellsindex.com

Some downtown residents are not completely satisfied with one business’ compliance with the city’s new noise ordinance.

After a 30-day grace period, which ended Tuesday, individuals living close to Fuzzy’s Taco Shop claim the restaurant continues to blast loud music in violation of the ordinance.

Bryan Marsh, who lives in a building adjacent to Fuzzy’s, said he has recorded live music above the noise limit 17 times since the regulation passed in August.

The ordinance limits mixed-use districts, in which Fuzzy’s is located, to 75 decibels (dbA) between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. and 65 dbA during nighttime hours Sunday through Thursday. On weekends, the noise limit increases to 80 dbA from 7 a.m. to midnight, at which time the level drops to 65 dbA.

Marsh said the day after the grace period expired, Fuzzy’s hosted a karaoke event that violated the ordinance.

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