North Myrtle Beach leaders unanimously pass ordinance to limit ‘vulgar’ music in town

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The City of North Myrtle Beach has changed its noise ordinance to place more restrictions on vulgar music.

North Myrtle Beach City Council voted unanimously to impose a maximum decibel level that can be played in businesses, depending on the time of day, at which “obscene, vulgar and / or profane words” can be played .

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The issue arose after city officials and staff received several complaints from people about vulgar and obscene music from a Main Street business. The name of the company was not indicated.

“Several of those complaining about the lyrics indicated that the obscene words could be heard as they walked on the public sidewalks of Main Street accompanied by their minor children and / or grandchildren,” city documents said. .

It should be noted that while the ordinance specifically refers to the issue on Main Street, it would apply to all businesses and homes in the city.

The ordinance states that noise cannot exceed 60 decibels between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. and cannot exceed 80 decibels between 7:01 a.m. and 10:59 p.m.

The amendment to the noise ordinance will enter into force immediately.

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