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Morning Buzz – Jan. 14, 2010
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Fredericksburg’s snow storm made USA Today’s community photo page. Find the photo here.
City Council members voted Tuesday to make some changes to the city’s noise ordinance. The changes prohibit "excessive noise" (defined as clearly audible at a distance of 50 feet from the property line of the place it’s coming from) from 11 p.m. until 7 a.m. (The existing ordinance set the hours as 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. and said the noise had to be audible from within 100 feet.) A majority of City Council members chose to add a special provision to the ordinance that would move the noise window later–to 1 a.m. until 7 a.m.–for downtown businesses on Friday and Saturday nights. Matt Kelly cast the only vote against it, and he has posted a rant about the council’s decision here.