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Welcome to Rockville Concert Likely To Get Noise Waiver

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Kevin Meerschaert
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The Jacksonville City Council is expected to vote on emergency legislation Tuesday night to grant the noise waiver while also monitoring of decibel levels from the concert at Metropolitan Park and nearby neighborhoods.

The next concert scheduled to take place at Met Park is the Welcome to Rockville event.

Some neighbors across the St. Johns River have complained about concerts  at Metropolitan Park being too loud.

It led to the formation of a City Council Committee charged with looking into the noise issue and possible improvement to the park.

City officials say the problem with the noise complaints is that they do not have hard numbers to show just how loud the concerts can get. They hope by monitoring the decibel levels, the city will get a better idea as to how to approach this issue.

Kevin Meerschaert has left WJCT for new pursuits. He was the producer of First Coast Connect until October of 2018.