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Collier County may restrict outdoor concerts after noise complaints

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Families in Collier County neighborhoods are fed up with loud noises from outdoor concerts near their homes, so county commissioners are considering changing the way these events are passed. .

The county has a noise ordinance, but Collier County Commissioner Penny Taylor says it’s rarely followed, adding that she’s heard complaints from neighbors about loud noises coming from neighbors. outdoor concerts even at venues like Sugden Park. Taylor plans to lead a discussion Tuesday about changing the process needed to have an outdoor concert in the county. She says it currently requires special event permits submission and administratively handled processes, but she believes that will change.

“I think any concert should be taken to a committee for approval, not just administratively handled,” Taylor said. “Let it be on the agenda of consent. If a commissioner wants to take it out for discussion, they can. But it also creates an opportunity for the public to consider.”

Taylor says venues like the Paradise Coast Sports Complex and the fairgrounds are some of the best places to hold concerts in Collier County because there’s very little impact on nearby residents.

“It ensures the public, voters, taxpayers have an active part in maintaining our quality of life, because that’s what this means: quality of life, not quality,” Taylor said. Not pocket quality. “People spend their life savings on their home and they want the quiet they bought.”

Taylor said she hopes to get full support from the other commissioners during Tuesday’s meeting so staff can begin working on this.

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