UPDATE (4/19): Mayor Craig Morgan has provided the following statement to update residents who were concerned about the noise from an April 14 concert:
I wanted to take a moment and follow up with the neighborhoods affected by the concert that took place in the Dell Diamond parking lot on April 14.
The City Council realizes this event was a disturbance to many.
I believe the Round Rock Express is a good neighbor and had no intention of creating a noise issue. We are working with the Express to prevent this kind of issue in the future.
I realize this has led to concern about potential noise issues relating to the Kalahari Resort. To be clear, Kalahari is not zoned for any sort of large, outdoor music venue, is required to comply with the noise ordinance, and has assured the City of its desire to be a good neighbor on many fronts, including keeping noise levels at a minimum. Kalahari will have many guests onsite who, like the neighborhoods, will have little tolerance for being disturbed late in the evening.
Again, we believe the noise issues created by the concert on April 14 were an isolated incident and should not be repeated.
ORIGINAL POST: Last night we received a number of noise complaints and suggestions in reference to the concert/event at Dell Diamond. We take quality of life issues seriously when it comes to our community. The event organizers were not given a special exemption or permission to raise the range of their music above what is allowed by ordinance. We will work with Dell Diamond on future events to try and reduce similar issues that arose last night. Again, we want to thank our Community for their positive suggestions with this matter.