A 3 hour meeting was held tonight via Go To Meeting which included testimony from folks from Miami Beach, Florida, Baltimore as well as all over Ohio, requesting their be a temporary zoning variance. Folks shared the economic impact the performances are bringing to the village, as well as the mental health benefits attendees felt they got. Many folks shared that the spotlight Dave Chappelle’s shows are bringing to Yellow Springs and the fact that he is setting the standard for COIVD 19 safe entertainment are monumental. A performer who’s appeared on the show shared how much he appreciated getting to be a part of something so special, while also sharing that his wife has buy spending way too much money in the local shops.
Several neighbors complained about the sound, especially the bass and lighting flooding their house, while other neighbors testified in support, saying that the noise was worth the positive effects the show was having in the community. Property owner Steve Wirrig said he’s made every effort to make sure the pavilion is being a good neighbor and respectful of other property owners.
After the Miami Township zoning board went into executive committee for about 1/2 an hour the board came back and approved the variance through Oct 4th unanimously with 2 conditions:
- every effort is made to reduce the noise from the shows
- property owner agrees to meet weekly with the neighbors to talk about noise and other concerns
Let the shows continue!
Now good luck getting tickets! For more info join the Dave Chappelle and Friends at Wirrig Pavilion – Fan Group on Facebook.