Huntsville to Hold Consultations On A New Noise By-Law

Posted: 2018-06-05 06:56:16 By: hbr

The Town of Huntsville will be considering a new noise by-law. The current By-Law States that people have the right to an environment free from unusual, unnecessary or excessive noise which may degrade in the quality of their life or cause nuisance.
Municipal By-Law Enforcement Officer Andrew Stillar told councilors that the current laws are problematic and very subjective. Some people may be bothered by some kinds of noise while other might not be. Staff suggests removing the first section of the existing by-law and changing it to certain times of the day that noise can be made rather than amount or volume.
Using decibel meters to read noise levels are possibility however, Stillar says that he is not currently trained to do so, the procedure is also costly and it could create confusion.
Council will be holding consultations with the public to decide what they think about noise and its regulation.