From Staff Reports
A new noise ordinance was adopted for Downtown Corsicana last week as because the previous city ordinance did not allow outdoor music after 7 p.m. The new ordinance will support a growing downtown in order to encourage a vibrant nightlife, while also supporting the quality of life for downtown residents.
ORDINANCE NO. 3117
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CORSICANA, TEXAS, AMENDING CHAPTER 7, ENTITLED OFFENSES AND NUISANCES, ARTICLE 7.100, NOISE POLLUTION, OF THE CITY CODE OF ORDINANCES CONCERNING SOUND AMPLIFICATION IN THE HISTORIC DOWNTOWN DISTRICT.
WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of the laws of the State of Texas, the City Council has conducted a public hearing for the purpose of considering the amendment to the Code of Ordinances for the City of Corsicana, Texas.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Corsicana, Texas, that Chapter 7, entitled Offenses and Nuisances, Article 7.100, Noise Pollution, of the City Code of Ordinances, shall be amended and hereafter read as follows:
CHAPTER 7 OFFENSES AND NUISANCES
Article 7.100 Noise Pollution
(c) Sound amplification within the Historic Downtown District in an entertainment venue or restaurant within the District may use amplification during periods of operation of the business during days and times of day that coincide with the alcoholic beverage permit in use by the venue, and in no event shall the measurement of the sound exceed 90 decibels at the point of sound mixing. If no alcoholic beverage permit is applicable, sound amplification shall cease at 2 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday and at midnight during the remaining days. Outdoor music events with or without amplification shall end at midnight. Variances may be considered by the Council for special events on a case-by-case basis.
PASSED, APPROVED and ADOPTED this 25th day of July, 2022.
Don Denbow, Mayor
ATTEST: Cathy McMullan, Acting Fin. Dir./City Secretary
APPROVED AS TO FORM: Kerri Anderson Donica, City Attorney
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