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  County Administrator's Report     8. 4.    
BCC Regular Meeting Technical/Public Service Consent  
Meeting Date: 08/20/2013  
Issue:    Waiver to Noise Ordinance for 2013 Gulf Coast Summer Fest
From: Donald Mayo
Department: Development Services  
CAO Approval:

RECOMMENDATION:
Recommendation Concerning the Limited Waiver of the Escambia County Noise Abatement Ordinance for the 2013 Gulf Coast Summer Fest at Casino Beach – Donald R. Mayo, Interim Building Official, Building Inspections Division

That the Board approve the application for a Special Event Permit for a limited waiver of the noise restrictions imposed by the Escambia County Noise Abatement Ordinance in conjunction with the outdoor event, Gulf Coast Summer Fest 2013, sponsored by Banks Enterprise, LLC, to be held at Casino Beach, Saturday, August 31, 2013, from 11:00 a.m. through 11:59 p.m.
BACKGROUND:
Escambia County Noise Abatement Ordinance Number 2001-8 (Escambia County Code of Ordinances, Chapter 42, Article III., Noise), was adopted by the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) on March 1, 2001, for the purpose of protecting, preserving, and promoting the health, safety, welfare, peace and quiet of the citizens of Escambia County through the reduction, control, and prevention of loud and raucous noise, or any noise which unreasonably disturbs, injures, or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace, or safety of reasonable persons of ordinary sensitivity. Subsequently, on August 3, 2001, the BCC adopted Escambia County Ordinance Number 2001-36 to amend Escambia County Ordinance Number 2001-8 in order to provide a means of exemption to the Noise Abatement Ordinance to allow a fair and just application of the Ordinance and grant limited waivers of the restrictions imposed by the Noise Abatement Ordinance to allow special outdoor events to take place in the community while still protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Escambia County, and promoting an environment free from sound and noise disruptive of peace and good order.
BUDGETARY IMPACT:
N/A
LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS/SIGN-OFF:
N/A
PERSONNEL:
N/A
POLICY/REQUIREMENT FOR BOARD ACTION:
Escambia County Code of Ordinances, Chapter 42, Article II. Noise. Section 42-66. Exemptions. (g), provides that the County Administrator shall provide the permit application as well as any other available information, to the Board of County Commissioners for consideration at a meeting of the Board of County Commissioners. The Board of County Commissioners may impose any other conditions on the permit as it deems necessary to reduce the disturbance to surrounding or neighboring properties.
IMPLEMENTATION/COORDINATION:
The Building Inspections Division will issue a Special Event permit for this exemption.

This event is being coordinated with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, Public Safety and the Santa Rosa Island Authority. If approved, all parties involved will be notified of the waiver.

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