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City cracks down on loudness

By  Stephanie Springer  - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Albany Police and code enforcement officers will soon use a new high tech tool to measure noise in the community.

A sound level meter will be used to make sure noise coming from homes, boom boxes or cars, don't violate the noise ordinance. And for the first time, they will be able to make cases dealing with commercial noise as well.

"If they are near a neighborhood, the neighborhood could complain that the business is too loud, and we could work with the ordinance and our equipment and figure out if they actually are or are not," said Code Enforcement Director Mike Tilson.

Once those changes are approved, officers and code enforcement can enforce the new standards.

In 2009, Albany Police Department responded to 1,806 loud music calls.

 

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