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City Council approves Metro Park noise ordinance

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Updated: 2/25 11:42 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- City Council approved a new bill aimed at monitoring noise levels during concerts at Met Park.

The loud music is the reason people across the river from Met Park started complaining. After months going back and forth on how to fix the problem, the City Council finally approved a new plan Tuesday.

Concerts with more than 500 people will have to keep the noise level to a minimum. The city will be out there checking it. Going over that noise limit could mean up to $2,000 in fines, for each time the music is too loud.

For one promoter of the Welcome to Rockville concert, it's a chance to see how it works, but we asked if the new law means this downtown event could find a new home.

"There's always a chance because of the noise restraints and if we still get complaints from neighbors," said co-promoter of Welcome to Rockville Mike Yokan.

One neighbor said the new law is a compromise on both sides.

"We don't want to shut down Met Park," said neighbor Zachary Vonroenn.

The concert organizers will get a warning the first time the music is too loud. After that, the fines will kick in.

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