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Councilors discuss expanding noise ordinance, ATVs, downtown exclusion

 

September 18, 2019



The Sweet Home City Council last week continued discussion on several ordinances last week that would add the human voice to the noise ordinance, allow the use of certain ATVs on city streets, outlaw urination and defecation in public places and allow officers to exclude repeat offenders from the downtown area.

The city’s current noise ordinance excludes the human voice, said City Manager Ray Towry during the council’s regular meeting on Sept. 10. That leaves arrest for disorderly conduct as the only mechanism authorities have to deal with noise complaints involving human voices.

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