Short 23.06.22 | Plant City Observer
Strawberry Crest football will host an annual Clay Shoot fundraiser; Plant City Announces Changes to Municipal Noise Ordinance
Strawberry Crest Football to Host Annual Clay Shoot Fundraiser
Strawberry Crest Football will hold its second annual clay court fundraiser on July 23 at Fishhawk Sporting Clays, 13505 Hobson Simmons Rd, Lithia.
Last year, the first installment hosted by the Chargers and head coach Phillip Prior, with 65 attendees, was aimed not only to raise money for the football program but also to rally alumni and community members around the program.
“We had alumni, we had people from the community, some of our sponsors were there, we had relatives, we had current players, and then we just had a few random people from the community who had heard talk about the event and wanted to hang out there,” Prior said after last year’s event. “It was great. Everyone was just like, ‘Man, that was just such a great idea, we had such a good time.’ This event will continue to grow for us and it will be a huge fundraiser to help us achieve some goals, both short and long term. It was a great time.”
The cost will be $100 per shooter, with raffles and 50/50 prizes up for grabs as well. Breakfast and lunch will both be provided with your registration and the registration deadline is Tuesday July 19th. To register or sponsor the event, please contact Prior at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 850-491-8659.
Plant City Announces Changes to Municipal Noise Ordinance
At the recent city commission meeting, changes were made to the city’s noise ordinance:
• Previous noise provisions permitting shooting ranges were removed from the ordinance because firearms regulation is preempted by state law.
• The City Commission has the authority to exempt events from the noise ordinance, such as the Florida Strawberry Festival, Black Heritage Celebration, Car Show, etc.
• The exemption for construction activities has been amended to allow an extension of an initial three-day permit depending on the scope of the project.
• The exemption for motor vehicles in the right-of-way has been removed.
Other than the changes described above, the exemptions in the code remain the same, including (but not limited to):
• Reasonable activities conducted on public or private school grounds that are consistent with the purpose of the spaces used are exempt from the noise ordinance (sporting events on the grounds, etc.)
• Activities related to the Florida Strawberry Festival, Dr. Martin Luther King Festival, Strawberry Classic Car Show, and other events specifically designated by the City Commission are exempt from the Noise Ordinance between 10:00 a.m. and midnight.
• City-sponsored sporting, musical and other events/parks and recreation are exempt from the noise ordinance.
• Activities already exempt from noise under subsection (6) of Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission Rule 1-10-04 remain exempt from the noise ordinance (this includes sounds occurring in places of religious worship and related to those religious activities.)
Violators of the order may receive a written warning with no monetary value attached or a civil citation with fines ranging from $100.00 to $500.00 and/or a mandatory court appearance.