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mlapin 1 year, 7 months ago on Proposed noise ordinance shifts to zoning panel

For the last ten years Ash has been very quiet--what drug dealers and what criminals? A handicapped elderly lady? A retired state worker? A single mother with small chiuldren? Now it has drug dewalers again--knowing full well the police do not go dsown the block during its busiest hours. And drunks--what I can say about the drunks.

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mlapin 1 year, 7 months ago on Our Opinion: Let’s hear it for a noise ordinance with specifics

My question then becomes: Can he take other measurements at an angle? Sometimes the sound is so loud, it disturbs residents in 326 Ash and down the street at 325. Perhaps he should take measurements from where the complaintant resides.

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mlapin 1 year, 7 months ago on Proposed noise ordinance shifts to zoning panel

It may sound strange to you, but the Ash Street community has been clean and quiet for the last decade. Yes, it had problems in the late 90's and perhaps the beginning of this century, but it was a community. We went to each other's homes for parties, spent many fine hours outside on our porches, laughed at the perceived reputation, and even helped each other with problems. Now the community is gone--segregation is back in place--and now it has drunks, loud noise, more drunks and incredible congestion. The handicapped lady with a ramp in front of her house is many times brought to tears because she cannot find a place to park. Furthermore, in a town that claims to be Christian, I cannot understand why money is the God of so many. Yes, they brought money to the area--three businesses in all--but did they ever ask what we needed, did they ever try to feel out our needs as residents in the area where they built their businesses. No. Lastly, how would it be if suddenly drunks, congestion and very loud music came to your neighborhood? I know you would not like it and I know you would ask the city to help you to stop these activities. I, for one, have never seen so many beer bellies and drunks in my life--and then they get into their cars and drive home oftentimes with small children in tow. Model citizens. By the way, I no longer live on the 300 block of Ash, but very close to it.

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mlapin 1 year, 7 months ago on Our Opinion: Let’s hear it for a noise ordinance with specifics

Electronic measurement is fine--but whoever takes the measurement must know what he/she is doing. My problem is that the music coming from Prison Brews when they play on the patio is very loud--not the sound a dish washer makes. Also the individual taking the sound measurements took it from two places fifty feet apart and came yup with the same reading. How?

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mlapin 1 year, 8 months ago on Our Opinion: Let’s hear it for a noise ordinance with specifics

I cannot understand how anyone including Public Works Director Roger Schwartze could say they took a sound reading of about 79 from Prison Brews the night of any outdoor concert. A quick google search shows me that that is just about the loudness of a washing machine. You can hear the music as it bends and distorts past Chestnut--more than a block away. Try to hear a washing machine from that distance. I too have called the police about the loud music and it is very loud. So loud at times you cannot even hear your own TV without turning up the sound. One time it actually made the windows shake as I visited a friend on Ash Street--and the friend did not live across the street from the patio.

What is it with this need to play loud music in a residential area and totally disregard the people who live on the block?

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mlapin 1 year, 8 months ago on Proposed noise ordinance shifts to zoning panel

I cannot understand how anyone including Public Works Director Roger Schwartze could say they took a sound reading of about 79 from Prison Brews the night of any outdoor concert. A quick google search shows me that that is just about the loudness of a washing machine. You can hear the music as it bends and distorts past Chestnut--more than a block away. Try to hear a washing machine from that distance. I too have called the police about the loud music and it is very loud. So loud at times you cannot even hear your own TV without turning up the sound. One time it actually made the windows shake as I visited a friend on Ash Street--and the friend did not live across the street from the patio.

What is it with this need to play loud music in a residential area and totally disregard the people who live on the block?

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mlapin 2 years, 2 months ago on Santorum wins Minn. caucuses, nonbinding Missouri

I voted for Santorum so Obama will win the next election. But why? This nonbinding election forced on us by the Republicans, cost us almost 8 million tax payer dollars--another reason why we need to vote against them. In this time of need, did we really need a popularity vote that did not even count?

Of course, not.

What we need is leadership that understands a waste of money is a waste of money--and after this waste of money popularity contest the Republicans forced on us, how can we not see the incredible waste they contribute to our state.

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mlapin 2 years, 2 months ago on Sales tax inspired fans, foes to go to polls

Yes, the 99% have the power to make a change and we were heard. Those of you who are Jeff City's one percent, take heed.

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