NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. – Amid an ongoing discussion over the city’s noise ordinance, the Fernandina Beach City Commission decided on times for live music to be permitted.

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Many restaurants in the area say they’ve received citations due to noise violations, and commissioners also proposed two noise ordinances during a Tuesday meeting of the City Commission.

Ordinance 8.1 would allow musicians to play at a set audio level. The ordinance also states there’s a 25-feet rule starting at 10 p.m. on weekdays and 11 p.m. on weekends, meaning people can’t be able to hear music 25-feet away from the source.

Ordinance 8.2 would require a sound meter to measure the decibel of the sound, which wild cost the city money.

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Alex Delfs was a musician who spoke during the meeting at City Hall. She said she was recently told by police to stop playing music.

“I was playing like I normally do, my permit showing the whole time,” Delfs said. “They basically said we had to pack up within 15 minutes even through I had my permit, shown I paid my 300 dollars to be able to play there.”

Delfs said she was playing music on her guitar through her amplifier in Pocket Park. She said she invited a horn band to accompany her.

Captain Mark Foxworth, with Fernandina Beach Police, explained a nearby business owner

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