Lee County noise ordinance to be reworked

By Emily Le Coz/NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – The Lee County Board of Supervisors will ditch a proposed noise ordinance in favor of one to be drafted by its attorney and others.

During a work session today, supervisors generally agreed the ordinance on the table is perhaps too excessive. They want to see another one that better suits its needs.

County attorney Gary Carnathan will work with Sheriff Jim Johnson and County Attorney James Moore to devise a new proposal.

The ordinance would have limited the sound decibels rural residents could make and would have required sheriff’s deputies to carry a decibel meter. It had been opposed by Johnson and others.

A Feb. 21 public hearing for that ordinance also has been canceled.

Read the full story in Tuesday’s Daily Journal