Take Down Wind Chime When Neighbours Complain

Take Down Wind Chime When Neighbours Complain

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Cindy Fraser started this petition to Vancouver City Council

I think wind chime owners should be sympathetic to the fact that they've hung a high-pitched noise maker out where all neighbours can hear. If one neighbour has a wind chime, we ALL have a wind chime.

The goal of this petition is to encourage change in the current Noise Control Bylaw 6555, dated 1989, making it so that wind chime owners must take wind chimes down at night/when windy after a neighbour makes a complaint. At present, the bylaw conflicts with itself saying that an "unreasonable" amount of noise constitutes a noise violation, but also that wind chimes are exempt from this bylaw. Almost any hanging noise-maker can constitute a "wind chime" and some are much more disturbing to the peace than others. If one can hear a wind chime through closed windows and doors at a volume that wakes them out of a sleep or prevents them from falling asleep, this is not a "reasonable" amount of noise and the affected party should be allowed to make complaint as they would if a neighbour had music playing at night loud enough to be that level of disturbing.

Any person who is disturbed by a neighbour's wind chimes should not have to be subject to the noise the wind chime creates at night, outside the "daytime" hours outlined in the bylaw 6555, and should be allowed to make a complaint that has the effect of notice given to the owner of the wind chime that they must remove it at night.

I have read many articles and forums on this topic - a great number of people are disturbed by wind chimes, yet are not permitted to complain in a way that would create change. If you are the owner of a wind chime, the polite thing to do is act accordingly when you know that you are disturbing a neighbour - by taking down the wind chime during overnight hours. I feel this is a fair compromise.

 

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