December 15, 2017
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Car dealers say Augusta proposal to ban outdoor speakers would cost them business

The Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Maine — Some car dealers say a proposal by the Augusta City Council to ban outdoor speakers could cost them customers and jeopardize their sales staff’s ability to earn a living.

Next week the council is scheduled to consider a final vote on the proposal. But at a Thursday meeting some members wondered if the ban should go back to the Planning Board for additional review and discussion.

Charlie Shuman of Charlie’s Motor Mall says he uses a paging system to make sure he can reach his staff promptly.

The Kennebec Journal says some neighbors of car dealerships complain that noise from outdoor speakers at car lots can be so loud it wakes them up and bothers them in their yards.

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