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Request to extend West campus sports field noise exemption

March 15, 2016 -

Queen's University has had a noise exemption since July 15, 2014 and has applied to extend its temporary exemption to Noise Control Bylaw 2004-52 Schedule "A" Section 7 and Schedule "B" Activity 4 to permit noise from whistles and from 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 grass and turf sports fields located at the corner of Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard and Johnson Street between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., Monday to Sunday and on statutory holidays.

Queen's University requests that the proposed extension cover the period between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017 and that it apply only to sports whistles and the amplified sound from game-related announcements and the national anthem to a maximum of 93 occurrences.

Request to extent Richardson Stadium noise exemption

Queen's University has also had a noise exemption since July 15, 2014 and has applied to extend its temporary exemption to Noise Control Bylaw 2004-52 Schedule "A" Section 7 and Schedule "B" Activity 4 to permit noise from whistles and from 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 a.m. and 9 p.m., Monday to Sunday and on statutory holidays.

Queen's University requests that the proposed extension cover the period between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017 and that it apply only to sports whistles, and amplified sound from game-related announcements, music and the national anthem to a maximum of 15 occurrences.

About the Noise bylaw

The current bylaw 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 concerns in writing or by email before 4 p.m. on Friday, March 25, 2016 to:

City of Kingston
Greg McLean, licensing & enforcement
Email: gmclean@cityofkingston.ca
Phone: 613-546-4291 ext 1336
Fax: 613-542-1332
216 Ontario St.

This matter will be considered during the regular council meeting that commences at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.

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
.