AMITE, La. (AP) — The Tangipahoa Parish Council has agreed to establish a special committee to explore residents' complaints about excessive noise from various sources and to make suggestions for a proposed noise ordinance that would help to address their complaints.

Councilman Nicky Muscarello said Monday he asked for the committee because of numerous calls he has received from constituents who complain about loud noise from vehicle sound systems and some establishments that stay open late at night.

Muscarello tells The Advocate there are no regulations on the books now that prohibit excessive noise making in unincorporated areas.

Muscarello said a noise ordinance could be modeled after a similar measure that was adopted by the Hammond council to help curb excessive noise in that municipality.