ORDINANCE NO. BL2011-65
An ordinance amending Section 11.12.070 of the Metropolitan Code to limit noise from establishments in the downtown area during hours when they are not open for business.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That Section 11.12.070 of the Metropolitan Code is hereby amended by deleting subsection B.2. in its entirety and substituting with the following new subsection B.2.:
“2. It shall be unlawful for interior speakers of an establishment during business operating hours to be aimed or oriented toward the exterior opening of a building, when said speakers produce sounds registering more than eighty-five Decibels (A weighted), as measured at street level fifty linear feet from the outside wall of the structure within which the noise is produced. Other than during business operating hours, it shall be unlawful for any establishment to operate or allow the operation of interior speakers producing sounds registering more than seventy Decibels (A weighted) at or on the boundary of the nearest public right-of-way or park. For purposes of this subsection, ‘business operating hours’ means the hours during which an establishment is open to customers or patrons.”
Section 2. This Ordinance shall take effect from and after its passage, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Erica Gilmore, Megan Barry
|Introduced:||December 6, 2011|
|Passed First Reading:||December 6, 2011|
|Referred to:||Codes Committee
Public Safety Committee
|Passed Second Reading:||December 20, 2011|
|Passed Third Reading:||January 17, 2012|
|Approved:||January 18, 2012|