Harris Health Care Event.2; Noise Ordinance; Public Hearing On Tax Rate & FY2024 Budget

Back on August 21, 2023, Bellaire City Council voted unanimously against a request from Harris Heatlth Care for an employee event to be held at the NBSDD location, the old Chevron property along Fournace between Loop 610 and Sourth Rice. The last employee event created numerous noise complaints from neighbors in the area.

However, with a second request for the event on September 18, 2023, City Council approved the event.  Per the agenda item, “From 9:00 a.m. until noon, the DJ will be available for announcements regarding the field day activities. No music will be played on Friday or Saturday other than from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and will include intermissions.”  Essentially only the live music will be missing.  Only Council member Lewis voted against, the rest of Council jumped on board . 

Music will still be played though the City leaders assured us that the noise will be controlled.  Noise enforcement will be the duty of Bellaire PD if residents complain.  Listen to the meeting here.  My question is, how does a private event that runs from 8 am to 7 pm, attended by an estimated 4,000 employees and with a PA system and a DJ in attendance, benefit residents of the City of Bellaire?  What do Bellaire residents think about this reversal of votes?  Find the Agenda Item here.

Meanwhile, the Mayor is boosting the approval of a new noise ordinance.

And there will be a Public Hearing on October 2, 2023, for the proposed tax rate for 2023.  Council approved the City Budget FY2024 at the September 18, 2023, meeting.

Send comments or questions to the Mayor and members of City Council via our City Clerk, Tracy Dutton, tdutton@bellairetx.gov and request they be forwarded to the Mayor and Council.

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