Last Thursday the Macon County Planning Board held its monthly meeting and took another look at a possible noise ordinance that could be adopted by the county commissioners in the future.
Last month the board was tasked by commissioners to take a look at some approaches to an ordinance when members of the community voiced complaints about noise from neighbors. At that meeting they considered the ins and outs of adopting a fair policy. At this month's meeting, the same concerned citizens were present and Sheriff Robbie Holland was there to give his perspective on the issue.
He said over the last three years, the number of noise complaints were small in comparison to other things.
“I would say that of the calls we got, probably less than one percent were for noise,” he said. “Of the complaints we get, none are about animals making noise. It's usually neighbors who are being loud. They may be yelling, revving motors, or playing their music too loud.”