Fairview Town Council hears request for noise ordinance

Fairview resident Paula Brock talks to the council about noise issues around her home. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune)

FAIRVIEW, Ala. – The Fairview Town Council on Monday evening heard from local resident Paula Brock, who asked the council to consider enacting a noise ordinance. According to Brock, a nearby household is prone to playing loud music even after midnight, disturbing neighbors, including a child with Asperger’s Syndrome and noise sensitivity. The resident said that the sound reached even through noise-canceling headphones that she purchased.

Mayor Keith Henry told Brock that he spoke to Sheriff Matt Gentry recently about the matter. According to the Mayor, Gentry said that the county does not have a noise ordinance, and that the town would have to create a municipal court and appoint a municipal judge in order to enforce a noise ordinance of its own. For that reason, Henry declined to consider an ordinance at present. 

The Sheriff had said that he could send deputies to talk to the neighbors, and Henry told Brock that he would talk to Gentry about doing so. 

Other council business

The council approved a motion to purchase a large Kubota mower in the amount of $14,187.22 from Dixie Tractor. According to Henry, the town’s two current mowers are both out of commission and in need of repairs. Once the mowers are running again, the council will consider surplusing and selling them.

A request from Allison Merriweather to grant an easement across town property to a parcel of land she wants to sell was tabled. According to council members, the parcel is not landlocked, but is accessible through property Merriweather is keeping. The general consensus at the council table was that the resident should provide a thoroughfare through her own property, but the matter was set aside for further consideration after the council can get maps to show the exact location and dimensions of the parcel.

Other council discussion items included improvement of drainage and construction of dugouts at the town’s ball fields.

The Fairview Town Council meets at 6 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at Fairview Town Hall. The public is invited to attend.

Copyright 2021 Humble Roots, LLC. All Rights Reserved.


W.C. Mann