Alamo Township votes against proposed noise ordinance
Updated: Tuesday, April 9 2013, 08:49 AM EDT
ALAMO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - An ordinance that some say could shut down a long-time Kalamazoo County business has been dropped completely.
It's been a hot button issue in Alamo Township for months, then suddenly Monday night the township board voted to drop their noise ordinance all together.
Many say the proposed noise ordinance would have driven the Kalamazoo Speedway right out of business. It would have set noise levels at 82 decibels and the speedway could have been fined 500-dollars if it exceeded that.
The proposal brought hundreds of people out to meetings to speak out both for and against it.
Then suddenly at Monday night's board meeting Alamo Township decided to completely drop the ordinance in a 4-to-1 vote.
The speedway's owner, Gary Howe, says he is still going to make an effort to bring the noise levels down.
On April 27th he's holding Alamo Township Night, where anyone living in the township can get into the speedway for free to see what it's all about.