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Title:Noise By-law Review

Item #: Status:
Type:1 1 #:À L'ÉCHELLE DE LA VILLE
Version:1st Sponsor:
Meeting Date:2017-May-18 2017-May-18 2 Ward:CITY WIDE
Meeting Type:CPSC Video: View Video
Attachments:Report - Noise By-law Review FR    Document 1 -Noise By-law Review - Drafting Instructions - FR    Document 1 -Noise By-law Review - Drafting Instructions - EN    Document 2 - Noise By-law Consultation - EN    Document 2 - Noise By-law Consultation - FR    Document 3 - Public Opinion - EN    Document 3 - Public Opinion - FR    Document 4 - Noise Discussion Paper - 10 Apr 17 - EN    Document 4 - Noise Discussion Paper - 10 Apr 17 - FR    Document 5 - Noise Statistics 2012-2016_FR    Document 5 - Noise Statistics 2012-2016_EN    
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History
 VersionItem #TypeStatusMeeting DateMeeting Type
 1st12017-May-18CPSC
 2nd12017-May-24City Council
Vote Records
Failed    Motion To: WHEREAS staff is recommending no changes to permitted construction times; and WHEREAS the current by-law provides for general construction to occur between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., daily Monday to Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays and statutory holidays; and WHEREAS additional provisions for infill construction, demolition and construction on small lots in residential communities, limit construction to the period from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends and statutory holidays recognizing the adverse impact of early morning Saturday construction noise in residential communities; WHEREAS a majority of respondents to the City’s on-line survey indicated a preference that construction hours be curtailed; WHEREAS should any construction project require for operational reasons additional construction hours beyond what is permitted by the noise by-laws, including an earlier start time on Saturday mornings, an exemption can be sought; WHEREAS the exemption process provides an opportunity to address mitigation measures or approaches specific to the individual project; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that staff Recommendation 1 be amended to add an (f) to read as follows: (f) That the by-law provides for general construction to occur between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., daily Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sundays and statutory holidays.
(Councillor / Conseiller) R. Chiarelli  No
(Councillor / Conseiller) M. Fleury  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) R. Brockington  Absent
(Councillor / Conseiller) G. Darouze  No
(Councillor / Conseiller) S. Qadri  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) K. Egli  No
(Councillor / Conseillère) D. Deans  No
(Councillor / Conseiller) J. Mitic  Absent
(Councillor / Conseiller) T. Nussbaum  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) M. Qaqish  Yes
Passed    Motion To: WHEREAS currently the City of Ottawa Noise By-law provides a complete exemption for snow clearing and removal and; WHEREAS the Noise By-law review identified that 59% of residents indicated that snow clearing and removal are too important to restrict and that any changes to the by-law would have adverse effects on their lives and; WHEREAS even with understanding the importance of snow clearing and removal, many residents find that these operations can be disruptive to nearby homes and difficult to mitigate and; WHEREAS staff has stated that they will continue to look at ways to limit the noise impact of snow clearing and removal operations through discussions with the industry, reviewing best practices, and researching the use of broadband back-up alarms; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Fleet Services review the feasibility of installing broadband back-up alarms on appropriate City vehicles and report back to Council with options and the associated costs for consideration in 2018 Budget Deliberations; AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Road Services and Facilities staff or others as identified, in consultation with Supply, review the feasibility of incorporating requirements for broadband back-up alarms into purchasing documents for external snow-clearing service providers using vehicles where such alarms are appropriate; AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that By-law & Regulatory Services staff review the feasibility of adding to the licensing regulations related to snow plow contractors the requirement for broadband back-up alarms on private snow plow vehicles, as appropriate, and report back to Council in the next Term of Council.
(Councillor / Conseiller) R. Chiarelli  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) M. Fleury  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) R. Brockington  Absent
(Councillor / Conseiller) G. Darouze  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) S. Qadri  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) K. Egli  Yes
(Councillor / Conseillère) D. Deans  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) J. Mitic  Absent
(Councillor / Conseiller) T. Nussbaum  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) M. Qaqish  Yes
Passed    Motion To:
(Councillor / Conseiller) R. Chiarelli  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) M. Fleury  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) R. Brockington  Absent
(Councillor / Conseiller) G. Darouze  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) S. Qadri  No
(Councillor / Conseiller) K. Egli  Yes
(Councillor / Conseillère) D. Deans  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) J. Mitic  Absent
(Councillor / Conseiller) T. Nussbaum  No
(Councillor / Conseiller) M. Qaqish  Yes