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Broyles: Speak with those doing Sun City driveway concerts first

Posted 1/6/21

After reading the opinion of Mr. Spinka (“Resident not happy to hear driveway music,” Sun City Independent, Dec. 23, 2020), I’d call him a Scrooge, but that would be giving the Scrooge a worse image.

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Broyles: Speak with those doing Sun City driveway concerts first

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After reading the opinion of Mr. Spinka (“Resident not happy to hear driveway music,” Sun City Independent, Dec. 23, 2020), I’d call him a Scrooge, but that would be giving the Scrooge a worse image.

The musician(s) may not be aware that the sound is too loud. Instead of spouting off local noise ordinances or threatening to call the authorities, I didn’t see anything in your writing about speaking with the musician personally.

If you have a problem with it, don’t choose “hired guns” (i.e., code enforcement or sheriff) to get your point across. Step outside your door and meet the musician face-to-face, maybe with a peace offering (it is the season for something like that).

If you are too afraid to go face-to-face (maybe because of COVID), send them a card or letter with your thoughts about the music — and keep it civil.

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