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Old 11-10-2010, 01:06 PM
 
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We live just off of Elm just below Stonecrest.

Cosmos (can't think of the shopping center) cranks their music outside until 2 am a couple of nights a week. I might be an old man, but it wakes me up. And sometimes it wakes my kids up.

Is there some kind of ordinance in Charlotte? I looked up some info but it mentions dbs...like I know how to measure that.

I don't want to call the police, they're busy dealing with more important things. And I'd guess they drive through their throughout the night. (Maybe not?)

Any ideas?
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:30 PM
 
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We live just off of Elm just below Stonecrest.

Cosmos (can't think of the shopping center) cranks their music outside until 2 am a couple of nights a week. I might be an old man, but it wakes me up. And sometimes it wakes my kids up.

Is there some kind of ordinance in Charlotte? I looked up some info but it mentions dbs...like I know how to measure that.

I don't want to call the police, they're busy dealing with more important things. And I'd guess they drive through their throughout the night. (Maybe not?)

Any ideas?

You need a white noise maker in your bedroom - a small fan will do the trick. Something next to your head to drown out the sounds outside of your house. Don't worry, if you place it right you'll still be able to hear your kids if they call you Try putting one in their rooms too!
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Old 11-10-2010, 02:04 PM
 
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Nothing is worse than loud music you dont want to hear even during regular hours. Yes this noise is against the local laws. Call the cops and it will end. They wont be arrested ,just told to turn the noise DOWN and I mean WAY DOWN...OR OFF...Believe me we have plenty of cops who waste time and for sure one can spend 15 minutes dealing with this...

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Old 11-10-2010, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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Is it good music at least?

Charlotte noise ordinances: NPC Law Library: Noise Ordinance for Charlotte, NC
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Old 11-10-2010, 03:01 PM
 
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We live just off of Elm just below Stonecrest.

Cosmos (can't think of the shopping center) cranks their music outside until 2 am a couple of nights a week. I might be an old man, but it wakes me up. And sometimes it wakes my kids up.

Is there some kind of ordinance in Charlotte? I looked up some info but it mentions dbs...like I know how to measure that.

I don't want to call the police, they're busy dealing with more important things. And I'd guess they drive through their throughout the night. (Maybe not?)

Any ideas?
Actually you DO want to call the police. The reason is, they have a unit that has sound level measurements which is the only way you can make sure it comes under control.

I mean you could use a smartphone app or a Radio Shack meter to get a rough idea of the db but you need the police unit to see if there's a violation or not.
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Old 11-10-2010, 03:39 PM
 
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Smile Loud music

GCharlotte;16603600]Actually you DO want to call the police. The reason is, they have a unit that has sound level measurements which is the only way you can make sure it comes under control.

I mean you could use a smartphone app or a Radio Shack meter to get a rough idea of the db but you need the police unit to see if there's a violation or not

Actually I had the same problem when I lived in Florida. near a shopping center they had a bar, that played such loud music that vibrated my windows. the boom boom kind of music on weekend until 4 am morning.

the db does not work at all. I had call the police so many times. they would measure the music. and say they are within the noise level. after getting no where I started to complain that the music was a nusiance. it took over year. of complaining. but the bar ended up shutting down. there was other things going on inside like drugs selling .

the police does not do anything. there is bar in Lake norman that back up to a subdivision and all the neighbors complain about loud music but the police did not do anything either.

I learned never buy a house near a shopping center again. I now live about 5 miles away from any shopping centers. Peace and quiet here.

good luck !
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Old 11-10-2010, 03:42 PM
 
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Absolutely call the police. I believe the noise ordinance begins at 10pm, as we learned this summer when a neighbor had an outdoor party with a band and the police were called. If a bar woke me up at 2am I would call the police every single night until it was shut down. What a nuisance!
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Old 11-10-2010, 05:16 PM
 
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thanks for the replies everyone. Like I said I hate bothering the police but sounds like that's the thing to do. Although I was also told to call the owner of the development, which I'm going to do in the morning. (Rather than wait until I get woken up again.)

For those who asked, it was Salsa night last night. A lot of BOOM BOOM BOOM.

If it was James Taylor or some good country, I'd just get up and go have a drink :-)
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Old 11-10-2010, 05:28 PM
 
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Default Talked to owner of bar also

I also spoke to the bar owner too. got no where with him either. good luck !
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Old 11-10-2010, 07:21 PM
 
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As soon as I heard the first salsa note I would have speed dialed the cops...
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