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The Stuart City Council is looking into complaints of noise pollution from the local race track

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The Stuart City Council is looking into complaints of noise pollution from the local racetrack following discussion at their recent meeting.

Stuart Speedway

Resident Tim Young spoke during the public forum about his grievance of increased usage at the Stuart Speedway for practices as they haven’t been allowed to have their usual race nights due to COVID-19. Young said he’s lived in Stuart for over eight years, and did not have complaints when the speedway was open one night a week, but believes the increased usage is a concern, and he read aloud several of the City’s ordinances pointing out to a possible issue. Young voiced several times that he doesn’t wish to close down the speedway but that he would like to reach some kind of compromise. Mayor Dick Cook appointed Council member Mick Askren and City Clerk Mike Morgan to investigate the issue.

Another resident asked why she can’t use the softball field to play catch with her children while restaurants and other businesses are allowed to reopen during the current pandemic. Mayor Cook expressed that playgrounds and other facilities remain closed by the state, citing issues with properly sanitizing them for public use.