Westbrook police and the owners of Skybox Bar & Grill will amend an agreement, originally reached between them in 2009, to address a recent increase in noise complaints about the Brown Street bar.

That condition was attached to the City Council’s unanimous votes April 28 to renew the bar’s liquor, amusement and food service licenses.

The police department raised concerns last month about the number of calls for service to the bar in the past year, when they doubled from the year before. Most were complaints about noise and loud music.

In the past, Skybox has had problems with disorderly conduct by its patrons and the council has denied its liquor license three times. Twice, the owners appealed to the state, which overturned the council’s decision both times.

After the most recent appeal, Skybox owners and the police reached a memorandum of understanding to work together to improve the bar’s problems. On April 28, the council asked them to rework that agreement to address the noise issues and report back in 60 days.

“We’ll monitor complaints and maintain our frequent and open conversations with (the bar),” said Westbrook police Capt. Tom Roth.

Owner Allen Moore, who was pleased with the council’s decisions April 28, said he plans to make alterations to the speakers and “do some sound reinforcing” to help reduce the complaints.

“We always want to be a good neighbor,” he said.

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