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Comment by Chris yesterday

I live in a tourist area. Four years ago a concert at the state fairground which is in the middle of town called Bottle Rock began. I live about 3/4 of a mile from the fairground and have complained to the police department, city, county, and fair board every year. Letters to the editor of the newspaper haven't gotten the fairboard to curtail the noise. The elected city officials enjoy the income it brings to local businesses.

The concert festival lasts four days from 10 AM to 10 PM. It's so loud that a bowl of water I have outside for my pet cats looked like it was boiling. The floors in my house vibrate.

Through emails the Chief of Police (CoP) told me after talking with the City Attorney he can't regulate the noise through city, or county ordinances because the fairground is State Property.

I emailed and called my local State Assembly Member, who for some reason pushed me through to my State Senator (SS).  I forwareded emails to the SS I exchanged with the CoP and haven't heard back.

The concert is a multi-million dollar event.  None of the movers and shakers, other than the CoP who lives about 1/2 from the venue seem to care about the citizens who are subjected to the noise abuse. The Fair Board just signed a ten year contract with the producers of Bottle Rock.

Imagine how terrible it is for people who live near the State Fairgrounds. Parking, traffic, crowds, noise and other problems must be dropping house value for anything other than vacation rentals.

The City hosts Jazz bands and Friday Night Concerts downtown near the fairground that from where I live have tollerable noise.

It's going to be like Sisyphus attempting to get the noise volume cut down.   Myself and others (according to letters to the editor of the local newspaper) have been complaining about the noise for four years to no avail.

I hope I don't strain my back tryibng to get some resolution about this. My brother says I should go door to door around the fairground with a petition and file a class action lawsuit to soundproof our houses.

The Fairboard are a-holes for being inconsiderate of residents subjected to this noise abuse.  I know i'll have to push the rock uphill before something is done to alleviate this problem. 

I'm glad I don't live closer to downtown. With half the distance the noise increases twice as much.  If I lived closer perhaps the low frequency vibration might sound like music instead of noise.

It's unbelievable that this has been able to continue to long.

The power of money - hotels, restaraunts getting business and even locals renting out parking spaces, or Airbnb rooms for the event shouldn't trump other residents who object to the noise.

Every year the news paper reports the producers will do better at controlling the noise. As the popularity of this increases it will get worse.  I wonder what kind of stake the State Assembly Member has in the production such that she by default recused herself from communicating with me and referred me to the SS.

This is likely a hopless uphill battle. To get relief from the noise I'll probably have to leave town, pay for a hotel, transportation, meals, and someone to watch my house and cats while I'm gone.   I'm not about to rent me house out as a vacation rental - though it might finally come to that as tourism increases.

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Comment by Chris on May 19, 2017 at 5:23am

Old sitcom.

Mr. Ed.

Sorry, Wilber the horse.  caretaker. Francis was the horse.

Comment by Stephen on May 14, 2017 at 6:22pm

I saw that one very funny. I think they are listening to Led Zeppelin.

Comment by Mrs.B on May 14, 2017 at 5:50pm

LET'S ROCK!!!!!!...........

Animated Photo

Comment by Chris on May 4, 2017 at 2:40am

Ana Vidovic is a great guitatist.

Comment by Chris on May 4, 2017 at 2:11am

Sade & Santana - why can't we live together

Tina S. is good, but all of it sounds the same to me.


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