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Curfew Set for Riverfront Park Amphitheater, E-Cig Vote Delayed Until 2014

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MANKATO, Minn. -

The Mankato City Council meets tonight to address concerns about noise complaints from the Vetter Stone Amphitheater,
 
And "vapers", people who use electronic cigarettes, will be able to continue doing so indoors for the rest of 2013. 
 
The city of Mankato has received several complaints concerning concerts at Riverfront Park, mostly about the noise from late night concerts.

At tonight's meeting, it was revealed that data from an independent study shows that the volume level, really isn't the issue.
 
City Manager Pat Hentges says, "As the evening progressed, traffic noise become less and the amphitheater noise, although it didn't violate sound requirements, it clearly was the predominant noise."

The council did a approve a measure setting a hard cut-off point for the musical acts at 10:30, Sunday through Thursday, and 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

They were also supposed to get a preview on the public hearing for an electronic cigarette ban on November 25th tonight.

The Council had initially delayed a vote to wait for the FDA to weigh in with their opinion on the tobacco alternative, and now that the FDA says they don't expect to release the report until the start of the new year, the Council again voted to delay, this time setting the date for January 13th.

The Mankato smoking ban currently doesn't ban e-cigs from indoor use.