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UPDATE: Chattanooga council approves sound ordinance

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A controversial sound ordinance to turn up the volume in Chattanooga, is finally resolved.  

A final vote was held by city council Tuesday night. Last week, council members unanimously approved the first reading of the ordinance saying it was a good starting point.

But the issue has created a firestorm of controversy for residents on Chattanooga's Southside.  

Council members approved the second reading of the controlled sound ordinance.  

This all started back in June, when a Southside developer and a neighbor complained about the noise coming from the entertainment venue called Track 29.  

This caused Track 29 and some other venues to band together and start a petition that really blew up. Gathering thousands of signatures from folks around town showing their support for a more business-friendly sound ordinance.  

That prompted the Chattanooga City Council to come with is what is now called the "Controlled Sound Ordinance." 

It highlights how loud venues can have music during specific times. It also creates amplified sound corridors and a permitting process that helps with enforcing these new rules.  

Many believe this will help Chattanooga's entertainment scene grow.

Council members say they will review how the ordinance pans out in a year and make any necessary changes.  

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