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ResolutionTHAT the City of Greater Sudbury has no objection to the granting of an exemption to Chapter 776 of the former City of Sudbury Municipal Code (Noise By-law) to Infrastructure Services to allow the completion of watermain connections at the intersection of John Street and Paris Street;
AND THAT exemption to Chapter 776 of the former City of Sudbury Municipal Code (Noise By-law) be granted from October 9, 2013 to November 9, 2013 with the condition that the exemption may be withdrawn at any time should serious complaints arise.
There is no financial impact associated with this Request for Decision.
The request for a noise exemption is in accordance with Chapter 776 of the former City of Sudbury Municipal Code (Noise By-law).
Wendi Mannerow, Water/Wastewater Engineer is requesting an exemption to the City's Noise By-law to allow construction activities at the intersection of John Street and Paris Street from October 9, 2013 to November 9, 2013.
In order to complete the construction contract, the watermain connections will require excavations in the intersection which may require lane closures resulting in traffic congestion and vehicle rerouting. As well, the municipal watermain in the area will need to be isolated during the work, so the residents will be without water during that time.
The anticipated impacts on the neighbourhood that can be expected from the night work are as follows:
Completing the above work during overnight hours will minimize the impacts on water customers in the area and traffic on Paris Street during the day. The project will be discussed at the weekly traffic meeting which will keep EMS and Fire Services apprised of the upcoming activities and lane closures. As well, updates will be provided to the public through Corporate Communications.
It is recommended that Council approve the exemption for the period requested. The exemption may be withdrawn at any time should any serious complaints occur.
This request has been circulated to Councillor Frances Caldarelli; City of Greater Sudbury Roads and Transportation Services; City of Greater Sudbury Building Services; City of Greater Sudbury Compliance and Enforcement Services; Greater Sudbury Police Services; and City of Greater Sudbury Fire Services. No concerns have been received.