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Request for Noise Bylaw exemptions – Queen's University Orientation Week Events

June 13, 2017 -

The Student Experience Office, Queen's University, has applied for exemptions to the City of Kingston's Noise Control Bylaw for the following two events:

"Sunday Night Activities" on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, at Nixon Field, University Avenue at Stuart Street, and at Summerhill, between Arch Street and Stuart Street. It is proposed that sound testing take place between 7 and 8 p.m. and that the event take place from 8 to 11 p.m. The event will include athletic activities, trivia, crafts and an outdoor movie. The music and the film will be the source of noise.

A "Res-Soc Carnival" event on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, at Tindall Field, 142 Union St., and the adjacent Albert Street parking lot. It is proposed that sound testing take place between 7 and 8 p.m. and that the event will take place from 8 to 11 p.m. The event will include inflatables and carnival games and music by a D.J.

The amplified noise associated with these events is not permitted at any time in residential areas, according to Section 4.2, under Schedule B of the City of Kingston's Noise Control Bylaw 2004-52.

Anyone wishing to object to these exemptions should deliver concerns in writing or by email by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 23, 2017 to:

City of Kingston
Greg McLean, licensing & enforcement
216 Ontario St.
Kingston, ON K7L 2Z3

Phone: 613-546-4291, ext. 1336
Fax: 613-546-8347
Email: gmclean@cityofkingston.ca
Located at: 216 Ontario St.

This matter will be considered during the regular council meeting beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11, 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