City Council Considering Noise Ordinance Changes After Track 29 Complaints

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

The City Council is considering making changes in the noise ordinance after getting complaints from some Jefferson Heights residents on the Southside.

The complaints center on the Track 29 club nearby behind the Chattanooga Choo Choo.

City Attorney Wade Hinton said he has an upcoming meeting with several Jefferson Heights residents over the issue. They claim that noise from the club, which books top-name entertainers, keeps them up way into the night.

It was agreed that a revised ordinance will be ready by July 22 and it will be discussed by the council on July 29.

Attorney Hinton said a solution is being sought that has more firepower than the current $50 fine so an establishment "cannot treat it as a cost of doing business."

A number of noise complaints were brought against Track 29 recent in City Court. They were paid off without a hearing.

One Jefferson Heights resident said Tuesday that the noise from the club had gotten louder since the complaints were filed.

A number of new homes are being built in Jefferson Heights, which is across Main Street from Track 29. Some have been built just east of Track 29 on the same side of Main Street.

Track 29 management has not commented on the issue. The club is managed by Adam Kinsey, son of former Mayor Jon Kinsey.


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