Residents with opinions on the engine noise ordinance amendment are asked to come to Aiken County’s Judicial and Public Safety Committee meeting. Aiken County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 736 Richland Ave.
The amendment would allow loud, often times annoying noises coming from a racetrack and other venues until midnight if Aiken County Schools aren’t in session the next day. If classes are in session the next day, the noises must cease by 10 p.m. Popular Carolina Dragway and their familiar cacophony of noises are primarily targeted in the ordinance.
The main complaint is inability to sleep through all of the noise emanating from the track late at night.
Also being discussed are the tax incentives that the county are offering Owens Corning. The company is going ahead with its $36 million investment to add a new production line at their facility, and Council is in the waning stages of approving a fee agreement for the company, which includes a $200,000 infrastructure credit and a payment of fee in lieu of taxes.