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City Council to address noise ordinance Tuesday

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - After residents and business owners sounded off, we'll know Tuesday Whether or not Chattanooga City Council members will revise an ordinance that would increase the decibel limits in the Southside.

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The proposed change to the local law stems from a controversy involving music venue Track 29 and Southside residents.

Many believe the proposed change could bring new businesses to the area, and create an entertainment district. However, some residents say the current ordinance is already too loud.

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The new ordinance, if passed, will raise the decibel limit for entertainment venues by nearly 30 decibels. It would also add limits to bass levels.

It outlines how the city wants to enforce repeat offenders who violate the law.

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The reading was postponed last week, so city leaders could get more familiar with the ordinance. Council begins at 6 p.m. at council chambers. A second reading is tentatively set for August 19.

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