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Police taking new city noise ordinance seriously

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Charlotte Mecklenburg Police are keeping tabs on Charlotte businesses that may be in violation of the city's new noise ordinance.

The Charlotte City Council unanimously passed a city noise ordinance during a vote in June.

The approved compromise on the city's new ordinance tells the owners of neighborhood taverns to simply tone it down.

Previous article: Charlotte City Council approves new noise ordinance

According to police reports filed with CMPD, there were two separate instances over the Labor Day weekend that resulted in citations for two restaurants in the Elizabeth community.

Police were called to the Philosopher's Stone Tavern at the corner of East 7th Street and North Caswell Road just after 9 p.m. Sunday night in reference to a noise complaint.

Both Philosopher's Stone and Kennedy's Premium Bar and Grill were both in violation of the City Ordinance, police said.  Each establishment received a citation.

Just 24 hours earlier on Saturday, police conducted spot checks for amplified sound in the 300 block of North Caswell Road, near Philosopher's Stone and Kennedy's.

Outdoor music is limited to 85 decibels during the day and 60 decibels at night, according to the Noise Ordinance.

To read the full version of the new noise ordinance, click here.

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