The City of North Vancouver council has approved a new Noise Control Bylaw, amending the old bylaw to add new restrictions.
Here are some highlights:
Animal noise in excess of 30 minutes is considered an “objectionable or disturbing sound.”
Continuous or sporadic animal noise in excess of fifteen minutes is considered an “objectionable or disturbing sound”.
Construction noise is permitted only between 7am and 8pm on weekdays, and between 9am and 5pm on Saturdays
Garden and building maintenance equipment can only make sounds between 7am and 8pm on weekdays; and between 9am and 7 pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays
Vehicle horns should be used only for the purpose of giving an audible warning for safety purposes
Noise generated by people, including yelling, loud or amplified music, and vehicle engine revving must not cause an unreasonable disturbance, the new bylaw states.
The amendments to the bylaw approved last year address amplified, construction and tonal noise while also strengthening enforcement measures, says CNV.
Enforcement of the new bylaw will follow a communications campaign to educate the community and industry partners on the changes, CNV says. The City is also planning a public engagement and education campaign to learn about the community’s experiences with noise.