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New Year's Eve Noise Curfew Extended Forever

City leaders adopted a permanent, New Year's Eve night extension of Dunedin's noise curfew during a commission meeting at City Hall on Dec. 20.

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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Beth Gravely December 28, 2012 at 12:46 PM
Hopefully this extension does not apply to certain "Noisey Neighbors" who insist on that "oh so screeching", spine-ripping noise of sawing metal on a consistant basis any time of the day or night from their residential backyard. You know who you are!
Carey C December 29, 2012 at 02:13 PM
A big YAY for New Year's celebrations in Dunedin! However, I do agree with Beth (above) in hoping that those who do not qualify as a merchant do not think this applies to them as well. I have a lovely *cough*cough* garage band that meets behind my home who insists they are "live entertainment" and should be treated as such. :-P

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