During a telemeeting on Monday, Roanoke City Council passed an amendment to the city's noise ordinance.
The amendment states, "Any business with a permanent physical location within the city which installs, maintains or repairs any radio, television, phonograph, musical instrument or similar device which produces or reproduces sound shall be allowed to produce or reproduce sound which is plainly audible more than 50 feet when said business is performing tests and sound checks on said devices within normal business hours."
The Roanoke Nutrition Center has remained in service throughout the quarantine. Employees from other city departments have filled in by helping to deliver meals to senior citizens in their homes and to serve those who get to-go plates. While some senior centers closed, Roanoke's has remained open and providing the lunches.
Police Chief Adam Melton presented a proposal from a body cam company called Pro- Vision. The department will purchase 18 cameras, chargers and software for $7,077.
Councilman Mack Bell cautioned residents to continue to practice social distancing.
Councilwoman Bronwyn Bishop shared concerns about drainage from residents of Parris Circle.
The mayor said the nuisance officer has recently sent out some notices