Sarasota County code-enforcement officer Kevin Burns gave Siesta Key Association members working on noise issues vindication March 7, when he revealed the results of a comprehensive sound study.
Blasé Cafe hasn’t violated the county’s noise ordinance, which regulates sound levels from property lines. Normally noise tapers off as sound waves travel away from a source.
But, a sound vortex, created by the environment and architecture of buildings on the south end of the Village, makes amplified sound to residents in the Terrace Condominium Complex as it is from the property line at Blasé Café, Burns explained.
As a short-term solution, Blasé Café staff will angle speakers toward the Gulf of Mexico.
A long-term solution will come as the county re-works the noise ordinance, which is set to expire in November.