GENEVA, Ala. (WDHN) — The Southern Tribe Motorcycle Club is located on East Hart Avenue in Geneva, at one time, the building served as a church.
In this week’s Geneva City Council Meeting, District 6 Councilman Mike Fountain says he’s received a few noise complaints of loud engines “revving” late into the night.
“Since they’ve been there they had Alabama-Auburn iron bowl parties, no cutting-up, no drinking, no fussing, no fighting, the law hasn’t been called,” Fountain said.
Several neighbors of the club say they can often hear engines blaring well into the evening, but they didn’t wish to appear on camera.
However, at the council meeting, a few members of the club say they are careful not to “open up” their engines, especially late at night. They are also civic-minded, they are now in the process of collecting Christmas toys for kids in need.
“The Southern Tribe Motorcycle Club is a family-oriented organization,” South Tribe Motorcycle Club member, Jacob Fannin said. “We never had any major contact with local law enforcement. No major issues with anything illegal.”
“Well, they’re complaining about motorcycles running up and down the road, at high speeds, loud music, but it ain’t us doing it,” Southern Tribe Motorcycle Club member, Scott Webster said.
Geneva police say they have fielded only one or two complaints from homeowners who live near the motorcycle clubhouse, but that the club members have been responsive in eliminating any potential problems.
On Friday, the Southern Tribe Motorcycle Club will be donating toys collected to the Geneva County Department of Human Resources.
They will be giving Christmas gifts for many children who may not ordinarily receive a gift under the tree.