March 21, 2012. According to documents in the agenda packet for the Boone Town Council’s March 20 and 22 meetings, the Boone Police Department has responded to two complaints regarding excessive noise since March 1, the date of the lifting of the moratorium on the Town of Boone’s noise ordinance in the business district:
“In the first incident in the early hours of March 2, officers found that the average decibel meter readings were in the 57 -58 range with spikes between 65 and 70 when patrons entered or exited the establishment. On the second complaint on March 9, officers found that patrons outside the establishment were causing excessive noise. The patrons were warned and the door man at the establishment was told of the warnings. The door man told the officers that he would keep the patrons quiet. There were no further complaints that night or since.”
The document, which was apart of the monthly noise update from the Boone Police Department to the Boone Town Council, also mentioned that the police department has purchased four new digital noise meters and will them online as soon as the instruments are calibrated and the officers are trained on how to use them.