Savannah city council approves amendment on noise ordinances

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Savannah City Hall(WTOC)
Updated: Oct. 8, 2020 at 9:15 AM EDT
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Savannah Police and code enforcement officers will be able to act when it comes to noise complaints regarding fireworks.

On Thursday, Savannah city council approved an amendment that would allow the two agencies to enforce the fireworks rules.

The City of Savannah’s Noise Ordinance Task Force had requested that city council take advantage of the state’s amendment, which allows municipalities the chance to enforce the use of fireworks when it comes to noise.

Over the last several years, the city says they’ve heard from numerous residents complaining of fireworks going off before and after the designated time frames.

The acting assistant city manager says this task force is also looking at other noise concerns as well.

The approved amendment goes into effect immediately.

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