The Dickson City Council will consider making an exception to its noise regulations that will allow late-night events at the Dickson County Fairgrounds only a specified number of nights. In response to recent complaints about noise from events at the fair association’s Spring Festival, Mayor Don Weiss Jr. suggested the city draft an amendment to its ordinance that will limit the number of nights motorized events such as demolition derbies, tractor and truck pulls can go past 10 pm. At Monday night’s Finance and Management Committee meeting, City Administrator Rydell Wesson said the city’s current noise ordinance prohibits loud noises between 10 pm and 6 am. “We have an ordinance that we can regulate that with,” Wesson said of the complaints, adding he is “looking for some input from the council whether we want to deviate from that during fair week or not.” While nothing was ever put in writing, Wesson said the city had an understanding with the fair association to allow late-night events during fair week and the spring event. Councilman Horace Perkins said fair association member Steve Manley told him the group works to start events early enough to be finished by 10 pm throughout most of the year, but with events like mini tractor and truck pulls, they never know how many entries there will be in advance. Perkins said Manley told him with the Spring Festival, “it would be virtually impossible to have the events they have if the council’s will was to stop it at 10:00.” Councilman Scott England said he doesn’t believe it is unreasonable to allow three or four nights during fair week and two or three nights in the Spring Festival that events can go past 10 pm. “Out of a year’s time, I don’t see that that’s a big deal,” England said. Weiss said city officials will check with the fair association for suggestions on the number of nights needed for late-night events and prepare an amendment to present at the council’s Aug. 5 meeting. He said if the council so chooses, he will schedule a special session Aug. 19 for a possible second and final vote so the amendment can be in place before the start of the fair on Sept. 2.