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North Myrtle Beach passes first reading to restrict music with ‘obscene’ lyrics – Florence, South Carolina

Florence, South Carolina 2021-09-20 22:11:41 –

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (WBTW) – A request to change the North Myrtle Beach Noise Ordinance passed its first reading at a city council meeting on Monday night.

According to Mayor Marilyn Hatley, city officials and staff have received numerous complaints this summer that the noise levels on the main street and the lyrics of the music being played are obscene and vulgar.

“When I say vulgar, it means blatant and vulgar lyrics,” said Mayor Hatley.

Earlier this year, the city passed a noise ordinance requiring that all noise heard from the facility be stopped between 11 pm and 7 am.

“We don’t feel you have the right to force the music on others, especially families with small children,” Hatley added.

Mayor Hatley said the city had received more complaints, especially about some businesses on the main street, which caused them to enact this rule. Hatley didn’t name the business, but said they were trying to work with them.

According to Hatley, people have the rights to the First Amendment, so they don’t ban this kind of music all at once.

“If you’re inside a building, you can play whatever kind of music you like, and anyone can go and listen to what kind of music you like,” said Mayor Hatley.

If this change is passed to all measurements, obscene, slang, or blasphemous lyrics music cannot play more than 60 decibels from 11 pm to 7 am and from 7:01 am to 10 pm It will not exceed 80 decibels until: 59.

“We are growing exponentially. People love to come here on vacation and love to be here. I’m not good at bringing kids here so I want them to leave There is no such thing. “

The ordinance change will be read a second time at the council next month.

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