Recently, News 4 Jacksonville filed a report on a new sound ordinance for Jacksonville Beach businesses. One wonders if the one-year pilot program in question is the sort of thing that will send Jacksonville moving companies shuffling residents and business owners into different areas as a result of the new conflicts and incentives it creates.
As much as that would be welcome news for us as a Jacksonville moving company, it would be a hassle for area residents, and we’d just as soon focus our efforts on bringing new residents into the area. So it’s fortunate that the news report suggests the rollout of the program has been relatively conflict-free, even though there has been a little bit of confusion surrounding its enforcement.
The ordinance allows permitted businesses to have outdoor noise up to 75 decibels at the property line. And the report claims that the plan has met with support from the local community, which was a compromise among the owners and residents of various properties.
Still, the lived experience of these new guidelines could turn out to be different from people’s vague expectations. If that’s the case and a few people want to make the move to someplace more distant from a noisy business, they can rest assured that a Jacksonville moving company will be ready to assist them. But until then we remain hopeful that everyone will get alone perfectly for the duration of this program and beyond.