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Waynesboro to Hold Public Hearing on Stereo Noise Amendment

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The Waynesboro city councilor hoping to turn down car stereo noise says the effort is about safety.

A proposed amendment to Waynesboro's noise ordinance would make it unlawful for a vehicle's stereo to be clearly heard from more than 200 feet away.

Councilman Mike Harris says he asked for the amendment after getting several complaints from residents, mostly those living along Main Street.

"I think we've all experienced it: be sitting at a stoplight or be in our house, and someone goes by with one of these stereos booming. The mirrors rattle in the car, and pictures rattle in the house," Harris said.

Harris says a thumping stereo also drowns out sirens from emergency vehicles and honking horns.

A public hearing on the proposed change is set for 7 p.m. Monday in Waynesboro City Hall.

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