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Rock On The River gets noise exemption for festival that will play on a better surface

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The Rock on the River music festival – set for Friday, July 22nd and Saturday the 23rd – has been given an exemption from the city’s noise bylaw.  At Tuesday’s regular meeting, city council approved the music playing until 1:00am both nights. That’s two hours past the usual time to tone it down.

At the same time, Rock on the River will have a better surface for the crowds of music lovers, not the mud bowl it had last year. Council also approved $150,000 derived from the municipal accommodation tax for the work that has improved the surface.  Councillor Cory Robin is pleased at that.

“We can safely say that the work at the Hollinger Park is being paid for by visitors and not by residents,” he said.  The tax – commonly known as MAT – is paid by anyone who rents overnight accommodations in Timmins.

WHERE ELSE MAT REVENUE IS GOING

  • $40,000 to Tourism Timmins for various events
  • $37,500 for garbage containers downtown
  • $60,000 previously set aside for the Connaught Community Park will be paid this year

-Source: City of Timmins

 

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