Adel City Council votes on hours of operation for South Ga. Motorsports Park

Updated: Jun. 7, 2021 at 10:55 PM EDT
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ADEL, Ga. (WALB) - The Adel City Council has voted after receiving noise complaints and a push for an ordinance on the hours the South Georgia Motorsports Park can operate.

During Monday night’s meeting, the council voted unanimously to enforce hours that the racetrack can operate.

The council decided that the park can operate Sunday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Each year, the track owners can request in writing for three nights to go past the 11 p.m. curfew on Friday or Saturday.

Adel's City Hall
Adel's City Hall(WALB)

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The race track owner was not able to make it to the meeting Monday night and asked the vote to be extended until June 21.

“It’s the same message from each party. The community in that area would like to have some type of restrictions to protect the kids during school nights and the elderly keeping them up late at night. Their message has always been the same. And the race track people side, by putting restrictions on the racetrack now, when they signed a contract for the next five years out, it may have an impact on him being able to fulfill his obligations on those contracts,” said Mayor Buddy Duke.

Before 2017, Cook County oversaw the track. They enforced operating hours of 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday-Thursday, and open one hour later on Friday and Saturday.

Until now, the city governed the track area and imposed no time restrictions.

Community overwhelmed by noise from South Ga. Motorsports Park.
Community overwhelmed by noise from South Ga. Motorsports Park.(WALB)

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