Committee approves changes to Noise By-law and renames park

May 18, 2017
Council Updates

Following consultations with industry stakeholders, community organizations and approximately 3,000 residents, a report on the Noise By-law recommended responding to bass noise and vibration complaints without decibel readings, making it less intrusive to residents and more adaptive to each community. The Community and Protective Services Committee today approved this change and others related to waste collection and reducing noise from construction and car alarms.

The Committee also approved a proposal to rename Cypress Gardens Park, located in Stittsville, as Mary Durling Park. The new name will honour Mary Durling’s extensive community service.

Updates received by Committee today included annual reports from Ottawa Fire Services and the Accessibility Advisory Committee. In 2016, Ottawa Fire Services focused public education on vulnerable populations, conducted proactive inspections for Ottawa 2017 and determined the design and location of two new fire stations.

The Committee also received an update on the Vehicle-for-Hire By-law. Uber Canada, the one licensed Private Transportation Company, has complied with the new regulations, including providing driver, vehicle and trip data. An agreement to add a per-trip surcharge for accessibility is being finalized.  

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