Town Council members voted Tuesday night in favor of banning singing, whistling, hooting or shouting on Sullivan’s Island.
“I don’t understand the rule. Doesn’t make any sense,” says a concerned Sullivan’s Island citizen.
A rule that bans singing, or any noise of the like, on Sullivan’s Island, near Charleston, may not make sense to this concerned citizen, but it does to Sullivan’s Island residents. WCIV in Charleston caught up with the town’s mayor, Carl Smith, after town council voted for the ban.
“Obviously, if I’m singing in this tone, there’s not a problem. But, if five or six, or more people, are singing drinking songs at 2 o’clock in the morning, that is a problem,” says Smith.
Smith says they are not trying to stop people and tourists from having fun, the point of the noise ordinance is to protect the residents who live on the island year round. The ordinance should not affect families on vacation or tourists visiting during the day. The law will apply from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. Town Council began considering the ban after they heard complaints from residents about several late night incidents causing disturbance.