In perpetuity, Dunedin party goers get an extra hour and a half to play on New Year's Eve.
City leaders unanimously adopted a permanent, New Year's Eve night extension of Dunedin's noise curfew during a public meeting on Dec. 20.
The extension will allow merchants throughout Dunedin to keep music and bands playing until 12:30 a.m. on Jan. 1, instead of the city's nightly 11 p.m. noise cap.
The allowance for amplified sound stays at 65 decibels.
Officials adopted a nearly identical one-time extension last year.
Wendy Barmore, a Downtown Dunedin Merchants Association leader, brought 400 signatures supporting an annual extension and requested city officials consider the extension become part of the city's code.
"You don't want to stop the music at 11 when New Year's is midnight," Barmore said.
Mayor Dave Eggers said if the extended curfew ever became a problem, the commission would be able to revoke it.
"You're celebrating New Year's Eve at midnight," said Julie Ward Bujalski, vice mayor. "We need to accommodate that."
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