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Noisy crowd convinces Alamo Township Board to send noise ordinance back for a rewrite


ALAMO TOWNSHIP (WKZO) -- It hasn’t been rejected but a noise ordinance in Alamo Township is being sent back to the Planning Commission for a possible rewrite after overwhelming opposition from citizens. Hundreds turned out, filling the gymnasium at Alamo Elementary during a heated and sometimes brutal public hearing.

First the board approved a 6 point plan for working out an agreement with the owner of the Kalamazoo Speedway on noise, essentially taking them out of the equation.

Still Township residents looked upon any noise ordinance as an assault on their freedom to use lawnmowers, chain saws and dirt bikes, and anti-business.

Supervisor Lou Conti argued that the ordinance had been misunderstood.

That all of those things would be exempted. At first he proposed bringing it back next month so they could do a better job to explain it. Another board member proposed sending back to township planners and the motion passed.