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Changes Coming to Noise Regulations

The City of Abbotsford is proposing changes to noise regulations. Noise is an important issue for many people and contributes to a healthy and safe living environment and quality of life.

The proposed changes to the Sound Regulation Bylaw include:

  • Removing noise regulation from the City’s Good Neighbour Bylaw and creating a new stand-alone sound regulation bylaw that is more comprehensive and objective.
      
  • Establishing  two ‘Noise Districts’ in the City:
     
    1. Activity District, which permits industrial and commercial uses and the accompanying noise.
       
    2. Quiet District, which restricts industrial and commercial noise levels and designates specific times which restrict noise levels.
       
  • Shifting to an objective measurement of permitted noise levels, including a reliable and practical approach for the enforcement of the bylaw.
     
  • Establishing subjective criteria for cases where noise measurement may be impractical.

Residents and businesses will have the opportunity for input and comment regarding the proposed changes to noise regulations on:

Monday, April 24, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Executive Committee Meeting
Matsqui Centennial Auditorium

More information is available in the report to council

Bylaw Services
P:  604-864-5512
E   bylawservices@abbotsford.ca