By Scott Harvey
Greenville – With the resurgence of live music in Downtown Greenville, the city council last night amended its noise ordinance, allowing louder music later in the evening.
The change is for the Central Area, setting a limit of 75 decibels at a property line from 7 a.m. until midnight, and 65 decibels from midnight until 7 a.m. The 10 decibels increase is about twice as loud. Violation of the ordinance would result in a $2,000 fine.
Previously, the ordinance stated that loud radios, musical instruments, loudspeakers and amplifiers were banned overnight.
The amended ordinance compared restrictions of 22 other Texas cities including McKinney, Cleburne and Plano.