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Neighbors Say Bigham Knoll Is Too Loud for Community

Around 40 neighbors in Jacksonville say they've had enough when it comes to the noise Bigham Knoll campus brings in.

Posted: May. 16, 2018 4:27 PM
Updated: May. 16, 2018 4:32 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Ore.- Around 40 neighbors in Jacksonville say they've had enough when it comes to the noise Bigham Knoll campus brings in. You'll know that's the gym and field that hosts Octoberfest, Oregon Wine Experience, and other live music events.

At last night's city council meeting, neighbors spoke up about noise and litter concerns those events bring. One neighbor NewsWatch12 spoke with lives right across the street from the campus.

She says neighbors on her street have been complaining to the city for eight years now about the noise of the events.
NewsWatch12 attended the meeting where the city said it would address concerns from neighbors. 

Penni Viets says, "Last night was the first time the City Council kind of came back and said we need to take a look at their CUPs we need to see if they're following them and if they're not that's it, events won't take place."

Viets also says one time pictures that hung on her wall fell to the floor because of how loud the bass was at a concert.

It's not clear yet if this could affect any events this summer, like the Oregon Wine Experience. 

NewsWatch12 reached out to both Jeff Alvis (the city administrator) and Stacey Bray (the assistant city administrator). Bray said the city has no comment on if events could get cancelled. She mentions the city will review the facility and if it's following city rules at an upcoming meeting.

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