Public can comment at continuation meeting March 31.
For the last six months, the Macon County Planning Board has been working to draft a nuisance ordinance intended to regulate malicious noise within the county.
The ordinance would apply to property outside of the municipal limits of Highlands and Franklin, and would specifically aim to regulate "loud, unnecessary, and disturbing noise" which means, "any noise intentionally created which because of its volume level, duration, and/or character, annoys, disturbs, injures, or endangers the comfort, health, peace, or safety of reasonable persons of ordinary sensibilities in the county."
While the planning board approved the ordinance in early February, before it can become the law of the land, commissioners would have to vote to adopt it. While a public hearing is not required for the ordinance, commissioners stated Tuesday night that due to public concerns, a hearing will be held before the commissioner's March 31 continued meeting at 6 p.m. in the boardroom of the courthouse.