Brookhaven City Council decided recently to delay a vote on a new noise ordinance until its Jan. 12 meeting.

A new decibel-based ordinance has been in the works for months, but some local businesses and the Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce expressed concerns about measurement standards. Councilman Bates Mattison said he wanted the opportunity conduct field tests with new decibel meters being used by the city.

Police Chief Gary Yandura said noise complaints are fewer now that the weather is becoming colder and there are fewer outdoor live music events.

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