ONI Main: 503-823-4519
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1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204
Starting in the Fall of 2014, the City of Portland's Noise Review Board began exploring possible changes to the noise code regarding the use of pile drivers in Portland. The project to explore pile driver noise impact, and possible new regulation, came out of open public testimony to the five members of the City's Noise Review Board. The Board made a decision in May of 2014 to use their available fall time for programmatic research in the fall of 2014 to focus on this emerging issue.
After a series of public meetings, general staff research on other cities' approach pile driving, and vibrant dialogs with the community , The Portland Noise Review Board arrived at the set of recommendations and conclusions.
There will be one last meeting related to pile driver issues with the Noise Review Board on April 1st, 2015 at 6PM , in the Portland Building at 1120 SW 5th Ave, in Meeting Room B.
This will be an opportunity to offer public testimony in person before the Noise Review Board finalizes a set of recommendations for City Council to consider incorporating into the Portland Noise Code. You can also submit public testimony in writing may be received either by emailing your testimony to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mailing a paper copy to: 1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 110, Portland OR 97204.If you wish to present written testimony for each board member to have, please submit seven copies of your testimony. All comments must be received by 5:00 pm, Friday, April 3, 2015. Comments to the Noise Review Board will then be closed.
After the Board has arrived at its final set of recommendations, The Noise Office will be working to schedule a hearing date to appear before the Portland City Council. The Council hearing will be open to the public testimony and additional public testimony will be taken at that time. Prior to the Council meeting, written testimony may be presented to Council at any time through their offices.
Office of Neighborhood Involvement
Noise Control Program
1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110
Portland, OR 97204