Prior to the amendments, the city’s noise bylaw included a blanket exemption for continuous concrete pouring and large crane work. However, the amendments considered at the April 16 meeting proposed to remove that exemption and restrict builders from performing that work before 7 a.m. and after 7 p.m. on weekdays. The amendments adopted at the meeting will require builders to submit an application for continuous concrete pouring or large crane work and authorizes the executive director of municipal licensing and standards to issue the exemption permit if the conditions in the bylaw are met, rather than having city councillors sign off the exemption permit as proposed in the initial recommendations. It will also be contingent on having a noise mitigation plan in place READ HERE
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