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City approves changes to Guntersville sound ordinance

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They are trying to allow tourists to come in and have a good time and at the same time allow residents to enjoy a peaceful night's sleep. They are trying to allow tourists to come in and have a good time and at the same time allow residents to enjoy a peaceful night's sleep.
GUNTERSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Guntersville city leaders approved changes to their noise ordinance.

This means new restaurant and lounge owners who plan to have music will need to make sure the building is soundproof.

The Guntersville city council approved new zoning regulations.

The regulations require future construction to have soundproofing if the business will have loud music.

City officials said businesses can get special event permits if they will have music five times a year or less.

They are trying to allow tourists to come in and have a good time and at the same time allow residents to enjoy a peaceful night's sleep.

"Any organization can have up to five of those events a year, and basically what that does, a special events license, actually cancels out the sound ordinance for that specific period of time and date," said city councilman, Phillip Mosley.

Special events permits are obtained through a request of the city council.

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