New law could mean the end of the Fulton Speedway
Wed, 12 Oct 2011 14:42:19 GMT —
Fulton Speedway officials say they may have to shut the facility down if the town of Volney passes a proposed noise ordinance law.
Marketing Director Corey Reed says in 2008, the town passed a law regulating noise, and now town officials want to expand that law.
Reed says if the new law is passed, the speedway would only be able to hold 12 races a year, and those races would have to end before 11:00 pm. The speedway would also have to eliminate its major two-day event it holds each October. He says with those restrictions, the speedway would no longer be economically viable.
The speedway employs 50-60 people each week during races. Reed says it also contributes to the local economy because people travel to the speedway to watch races.
The town is holding a public hearing on the proposed law at 5:00 p.m. Thursday at the Volney Town Hall.
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