Huntsville residents are being invited to give their thoughts on the proposed changes to the town’s noise by-law.

The first of two public meetings on the topic is happening tonight. The town says the changes include clarification of definitions in the by-law, noise exemptions, and increased fines. It’s also looking at changing the way the town makes arrangements for noise related to pets, special events, statutory holidays and others.

Tonight’s meeting is happening from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Active Living Centre on the Fireplace Side. It includes a presentation from staff on the proposed changes followed by an opportunity to ask questions. The second meeting is happening tomorrow night in Port Sydney, also from 7:00pm to 8:30pm, at the Community Hall.

“It’s really important that residents come out to these upcoming meetings,” encourages Andrew Stillar Chief By-Law Officer for the Town of Huntsville. “Not only is it an opportunity for the community to review the proposed changes, it is a chance to provide input, feedback and ensure that the by-law clearly reflects the values of its citizens with respect to noise and tolerance.”