News 12 at six o'clock, November 9, 2007
Augusta, GA---Neighbors are upset about the noise in one neighborhood. They want the Augusta commission to get involved. News 12 takes a closer look at Club Dreams. "I don't have anything against the people; it's just the noise." A fed up Betty Rutherford says Club Dreams has become her worst nightmare.
She says the music is too loud. "Oh it is, and I live farther away than some of the people do." Commissioners voted not to take action on Thursday. They said come back next time.
"We should not have to come back because all of the corrective actions that are neccessary have been taken. It's a matter of politics I suppose," says Attorney Leon Larke.
"Everything we do they try to take it away so you know what I'm saying if we got one thing you know let us have that," says club supporter Maria Walker.
The popular nightspot has been cited at least 10 times for noise violations. Neighbors say enough is enough. "Cannot sleep...get up in the middle of the night and look, go outside and hear dum, dum, dum, music."
"They can go to sleep. I'ma need them to go to sleep," says Fatima Stills.
Rutherford says, "I just want the noise to stop because I think they should have enough respect for people you know that live in that neighborhood."
"We would like to invite Hudson Trace over to be great neighbors with them and friends and resolve the problem as soon as possible," says club owner Marion Rosier.
Until then...the party will go on.
Commissioner Jerry Brigham says, "Obviously there is a problem in one neighborhood that's being addressed different than it would be in another neighborhood. Until that is resolved, I don't know where we go to in the future."