Some Midtown condo residents, mostly along Peachtree Street and the Midtown Mile, have had enough with loud late-night noises produced by diesel trucks and other vehicles loading and unloading goods and equipment.
Several spoke their piece during Tuesday’s Atlanta City Council meeting, complaining that the city’s 25-plus-year-old noise ordinance needs amending in the face of so much residential and commercial development in the area.
The City’s Noise Control Ordinance as set forth in Chapter 74, Article IV, Sec. 74-129 et seq. was established in 1986.
A substitute ordinance proposal, which a copy of is included with this article, calls for several changes to noise limits with regards to levels and duration, particularly during the late night and early morning hours.
But on Tuesday, council members who have been reviewing the possible changes since early summer, decided not to vote on the proposals until the new year. The council’s next full meeting is in January 2013.
The problem would appear to be more of an enforcement issue as opposed to a density issue. What do you think, does the Midtown Mile have a late-night noise problem?