The city sent this message along concerning what is being considered in the noise bylaw review in response to an inquiry from The Bulldog.
The noise bylaw was amended a few years ago by a walk-on motion by Mayor Jim Watson and former Kitchissippi councillor Katherine Hobbs to allow the Lansdowne and Westboro convent projects extra work time.
Note that construction times and exemptions are under reconsideration in this noise-bylaw review. Developers will be concerned about those and no doubt will want rules loosened.
Some other likely controversial parts are snow-removal noise, festival noise and wind chimes.
Here’s the info:
Good day Ken,
Here’s the answer to your question which can be attributed to Roger Chapman, Manager, Bylaw and Regulatory Services:
The issues under consideration with respect to the Noise By-law, which emanate from the 2015 Council-approved By-law Review Strategy report, include:
· Low Frequency Noise and Vibration (Bass Noise)
· Construction Times
· Construction Exemptions
· Snow Clearing/Removal from Private Properties
· Waste (Garbage) Removal
· Festivals and Events
· Car Alarms
· Wind Chimes
Full details, and an on-line survey, are available at: http://ottawa.ca/en/noise-law- no-2004-253/review-city- ottawas-noise-law
Back to The Bulldog’s home page, click here.
To comment on this post, use the reply box at the bottom of this page.