Jackson County, Florida --
A Jackson County nightclub is causing quite a bit of commotion among neighbors in the community.
‘Harvey’s Nightclub’ is only open two nights a week, but that’s more than enough for some who complain about its noise levels.
One resident took her frustrations to Jackson County Commissioners on the morning of October 12, asking them to shut down the establishment. However, the club owner believes it’s just a misunderstanding.
"There's got to be something done!" says Deborah Epsey when she addressed Jackson County Commissioners about the club’s obnoxious noise levels.
"They have up on their sign, 'loud noise prohibited'...are they keeping the loud noise down? No! "I am coming to you, begging you, please close this place down!"
Epsey claims she can hear boom boxes and club music from her house, which is down at the other end of the street. Owner Granville Harvey says he has no control over what people do in their cars after they leave the club.
"That building is soundproof, only when you open the doors, the exit, noise come out, the way you come in, it's absolutely nowhere that that noise can come out, the noise is not even loud," says Harvey.
Harvey said he has done everything he can to please neighbors and does not want to be a nuisance.
"I have nothing to hide at that nightclub right there, inside or out."
Commissioners discussed the club’s enforcement of county ordinances briefly, but it appears it may have been a misunderstanding between both parties.
Epsey asked the commission not to intervene after the meeting and to allow her and Harvey to work it out as neighbors.
The county says it will still look into the issue.
Commissioners will meet again on October 26th.