Kalamazoo Noise Task Force

6:09 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Task force recommends that experts determine decibel levels

City commissioners are expected to consider report in November
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- A task force studying late-night noise in downtown Kalamazoo has recommended that the city of Kalamazoo should consult sound experts to evaluate noise before establishing maximum decibel levels for outdoor venues. The Downtown Noise Task Force wrapped up its work in the last of eight public meetings Monday, recommending four actions to the Kalamazoo City Commission.
3:44 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Downtown Kalamazoo festival noise debated

A city task force heard Monday from those in favor of limiting hours for downtown music events and those who oppose the idea.
Siegel said many bands bring their own sound mixers, and those mixers want the sound to be 105 to 110 decibels at the sound board, which sits about 60 feet from the stage. Siegel said it's up to the band to regulate volume, and the only way to regulate volume is through a decibel reading.