This is to serve notice that the Council of the Town of Yarmouth, at its meeting on Thursday, October 14th, 2021, at 6:30 pm, approved the following:
✅ Noise Bylaw (repeal and replace)
This approval follows a recommendation that council repeal and replace the current Noise Bylaw. As part of the regular bylaw review process, staff recommended the bylaw be replaced with a more comprehensive one developed in cooperation with the local RCMP Staff Sargent. The new bylaw offers a key provision to allow individuals and businesses holding special events with entertainment, who are concerned about being in violation of the bylaw, to apply for a permit.
✅ Open-Air Burning Bylaw (Backyard Fire Bylaw)
This new bylaw allows property owners to apply for a permit to have backyard fires when the proper conditions are met. Those conditions, including hours for burning, the type of burning appliances allowed, the type of wood to be used, and how to get a permit, are clearly detailed in the bylaw. The bylaw is also intended to promote public health, safety and protect the welfare of residents of the Town of Yarmouth from air pollution, nuisances and fire hazards associated with outdoor burning. For details on obtaining a permit, visit: https://www.townofyarmouth.ca/backyard-fire-permit.html
✅ Water Supply Upgrade Lending Program Bylaw
This bylaw will enable financing of water supply upgrades to qualifying residential properties within the Town of Yarmouth. The lending program is intended to assist residents who are not connected to the Town’s water system, and who depend on a well as their water source.
Copies of bylaws can be found at: www.townofyarmouth.ca/town-hall/by-laws
Dated October 27th, 2021