No New Noise Ordinance ... Yet

By: Amy Gleason
By: Amy Gleason

The change would require landlords to pay a fine of $1-thousand if they did not try to evict noisy tenants that had received at least two noise summons in a year.

Landlords argue that it's going to take a lot of manpower to keep up with the convictions and they worry that screening the tenants is illegal.

City Attorney Tom Miller says that isn't so.

" That's not an illegal discrimination...because misdemeanants are not a protected class," said Attorney Miller.

City Council will reconsider the change at its first January meeting.

Nuissance ordinance changes have been made to two junk ordinaces and the definition of noise.

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