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Noise Ordinance

Noise Ordinance Enforcement Plan

 

In compliance with the Settlement Agreement with the Cities of Del Mar, Solana Beach and the River Park JPA, the 22nd District Agricultural Association (22nd DAA) and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (DMTC) will execute the following Noise Enforcement plan.

NOISE ENFORCEMENT PLAN

Under the direction and supervision of the 22nd DAA and the DMTC Event Manager, noise monitoring equipment will be placed on the perimeter of the Fairgrounds property, except during the annual San Diego County Fair. This equipment will be set to monitor decibel levels of Fairgrounds events other than the San Diego County Fair. If decibel levels exceed the Noise Ordinance levels a noise file will be emailed to a smartphone that will be monitored by the Event Manager. The Noise Ordinance will be on the Del Mar Fairgrounds website, along with the noise compliant phone number: 858-794-1104. The District shall forward monitoring results documenting levels above the ordinance limits to both the City Manager of Solana Beach and Del Mar for Discussion with District staff.

OPERATIONAL PLAN

Onsite Event Managers will work with Fairgrounds clients to make sure all events comply with the Noise Ordinance. The noise monitoring equipment will be monitored daily and the Event Managers will be proactive and review any notices from the software. If the noise monitoring equipment sends a noise file to the smart phone, staff will investigate the noise issue and take appropriate action to mitigate noise. The goal of the 22nd DAA is to mitigate noise issues prior to their impacting the surrounding community.

NOISE ORDINANCE

Between the hours of 7:00AM to 10:00PM, ambient noise level may not exceed 60 dBA measured in the residential neighborhoods surrounding the Association. Exterior ambient noise is not permitted between 10:00PM and 7:00AM. All sound producing devices used by Licensee must be of such a nature and operated so as not to cause annoyance or inconvenience to patrons or any other Licensee. The Association reserves the right to terminate Licensee's use of any sound-producing device, which it determines, in its sole discretion, violates this provision. A $1000 fee will be billed to the Licensee for violation of the noise ordinance. The noise limits above may be adjusted as follows to account for the effects of time and duration on the impact of noise levels:

1. Noise that is produced for no more than a cumulative period of 30 minutes in any hour may exceed the noise limit by 3 dBA.

2. Noise that is produced for no more than a cumulative period of 15 minutes in any hour may exceed the noise limit by 6 dBA.

3. Noise that is produced for no more than a cumulative period of 10 minutes in any hour may exceed the noise limit by 8 dBA.

4. Noise that is produced for no more than a cumulative period of 5 minutes in any hour may exceed the noise limit by 11 dBA.

5. Noise that is produced for no more than a cumulative period of 2 minutes in any hour may exceed the noise limit by 15 dBA

NOISE ENFORCEMENT POINTS

Noise ordinance in all of event contracts and discussed with clients prior to events on property.

Event Manager is the key liaison with Fairgrounds clients and will make sure they are in compliance with our policy.

Noise Ordinance to be listed on the website www.delmarfairgrounds.com.

Noise complaint phone number 858-794-1104 listed on website.

Noise monitoring equipment installed on the perimeter of the property, monitoring decibel levels.

 

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