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Request For A Temporary Noise Exemption

June 24, 2014 -

Queen's University has made application for a temporary exemption until December 31, 2015 to Noise Control By-Law 2004-52 Schedule "A" Section 7 and Schedule "B" Activity 4 to permit noise from whistles and the operation of any device or group of connected devices intended for the production, reproduction, or amplification of voices or sounds at their West Campus sports fields located at the corner of Sir John A MacDonald Boulevard and Johnson Street between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., Monday to Sunday and on Statutory Holidays. Queen's University is requesting that the proposed exemption only apply to whistles during games and that the amplification of sound only apply for game announcements and the National Anthem. In addition Queen's is requesting the exemption beyond 9:00 p.m. for a total of 6 occurrences in a calendar year at the West Campus sports fields.

Queen's University has also made application for a temporary exemption until December 31, 2015 to Noise Control By-Law 2004-52 Schedule "A" Section 7 and Schedule "B" Activity 4 to permit noise from whistles and the operation of any device or group of connected devices intended for the production, reproduction, or amplification of voices or sounds at Richardson Stadium between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., Monday to Sunday and on Statutory Holidays. Queen's University is requesting that the proposed exemption only apply to whistles during games and that the amplification of sound only apply for game announcements, music, and the National Anthem. In addition, Queen's is requesting the exemption beyond 9:00 p.m. for a total of 6 occurrences in a calendar year at Richardson Stadium.

The current by-law prohibits the use of whistles and the operation of any device or group of connected devices intended for the production, reproduction, or amplification of voices or sounds at all times.

Anyone wishing to object or to comment regarding this temporary exemption should deliver their concerns in writing or by e-mail before 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 4, 2014 to:

City of Kingston
Kim Leonard, Manager, Licensing & Enforcement
216 Ontario Street
Kingston, ON K7L 2Z3

Phone: 613-546-4291, ext. 3222
Fax: 613-542-1332
Email: kleonard@cityofkingston.ca
Located at: 216 Ontario Street

This matter will be considered during the regular Council meeting that commences at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15, 2014.

NOTICE OF COLLECTION: Personal Information collected is pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (and all other applicable privacy provincial and federal legislation). Such legislation is reviewed and applied for the collection, use, disclosure and destruction of the information. The personal information collected as a result of this public notice will be used to assist in making a decision on this matter. All names, addresses, opinions and comments collected will be made available for public disclosure. Questions regarding this collection should be forwarded to Kim Leonard, Manager of Licensing and Enforcement, 216 Ontario Street, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 2Z3 or by e-mailing kleonard@cityofkingston.ca.