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Record #: O2019-9420   
Type: Ordinance Status: Introduced
Intro date: 12/18/2019 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Public Safety
Final action:
Title: Call for installation of noise monitoring system along Lake Shore Dr
Sponsors: Hopkins, Brian , Dowell, Pat, Reilly, Brendan, Smith, Michele, Tunney, Thomas, Osterman, Harry
Topic: CITY DEPARTMENTS/AGENCIES - Emergency Management & Communications
Attachments: 1. O2019-9420.pdf

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ORDINANCE

SECTION 1. For purposes of this Ordinance, "vehicle noise monitoring system" means an automated noise monitor capable of recording motor vehicle noise levels 24 hours per day and 365 days per year with computer equipment sufficient to process the data. Pursuant to and in accordance with Section 11-208 (e-5) ofthe Illinois Vehicle Code, codified at 625 ILCS 5/11-208 (e-5), the Commissioner of Transportation is hereby authorized and directed to install a noise monitoring system along the public right-of-way of Lake Shore Drive. Such noise monitoring system shall include six (6) noise monitoring devices at locations determined by the Office of Emergency Management and Communications in accordance with and pursuant to Section 2 of this Ordinance, provided that three (3) of the devices are installed at intervals within the segment between the northern terminus of Lake Shore Drive at W. Hollywood Avenue and E. Balbo Drive, and three (3) of the devices are installed within the segment at intervals between the southern terminus of Lake Shore Drive at E. Marquette Drive, and E. Balbo Drive

SECTION 2. The Executive Director of the Office of Emergency Management and Communications is hereby authorized and directed to determine locations for the noise monitoring devices to be installed along the public right-of-way of Lake Shore Drive in a manner consistent with the guidelines in Section 1., and with advisement and consent from the alderman of each Ward wherein a device is considered for location. The Executive Director of the Office of Emergency Management and Communications is hereby authorized and directed to monitor and collect data recorded by the noise monitoring system pursuant to Section 1 of this Ordinance. In consultation with the Department of Transportation, the Executive Director of the Office of Emergency Management and Communications is hereby authorized and directed to set standards for the technical specifications of the noise monitoring devices which comply with the provisions of Section 11-208 (e-5) of the Illinois Vehicle Code, codified at 625 ILCS 5/11-208 (e-5)., including such distinctions as may be indicated to determine the category of motor vehicle that may be the source of excessive noise. Twelve months after the installation of the noise monitoring system, and upon formal request by the City Council thereafter, the Executive Director of the Office of Emergency Management and Communications shall prepare a report on the data collected by the noise monitoring system, which shall be made available to the public upon request.

SECTION 3. This ordinance shall take effect following due passage and approval.