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Request to extend Richardson Stadium noise exemption

April 10, 2017 -

Queen's University has had a noise exemption for Richardson Stadium since July 15, 2014 and has made application to extend its temporary exemption to Noise Control Bylaw 2004-52, Schedule "B," Activity 4 to permit noise from the operation of any device or group of connected devices intended for the production, reproduction, or amplification of voices or sounds, specifically for the purpose of playing music at Richardson Stadium between 9 a.m. and  9 p.m., Monday to Sunday, including on statutory holidays.

Queen's University requests that the proposed extension cover the period between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018, to a maximum of 15 event occurrences. One of these 15 occurrences involves an evening Queen's Varsity football game, for which Queen's University is requesting that the exemption for the playing of amplified music be extended until 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 only.

About the Noise Bylaw

The current bylaw prohibits the operation of any device or group of connected devices intended for the production, reproduction, or amplification of voices or sound at all times in residential areas, except for the playing of the national anthem and for intermittent game-related announcements during organized sporting activities at a sports field between 8 a.m. and 10:30 p.m., on the condition that the volume does not exceed the minimum level required to be clearly audible to persons at a sports field.

Anyone wishing to object or to comment regarding this temporary noise exemption should deliver their concerns in writing or by email before 12 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017 to:

City of Kingston
Greg McLean, licensing & enforcement
216 Ontario Street
Kingston, ON K7L 2Z3
Located at: 216 Ontario Street
Phone: 613-546-4291 ext 1336
Fax: 613-542-1332
Email: gmclean@cityofkingston.ca   

This matter will be considered during the regular council meeting that commences at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

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 Greg McLean, licensing and enforcement, 216 Ontario St., Kingston, Ontario, K7L 2Z3 or by emailing gmclean@cityofkingston.ca.