Thanks to the hard work of active UBC members, an amendment to the City of Portland noise ordinance which would have severely and negatively impacted pile driving within city limits, was defeated last night. Complaints from residents in Portland’s Pearl District prompted a city task force to explore option to limit hours, or even over all use of Pile Driving equipment. The impact of modifying the city code would have delayed buildings, cost UBC work hours, and put a financial burden on our signatory contractors.
Last night UBC members; mostly from Piledrivers Local 196, packed the hearing and testified on behalf of squashing any additional restrictions on driving pile within the City of Portland. They were successful, and as of now the amendment is shelved. Thank you to all of the UBC members that have been showing up and working hard over the last year to make sure UBC Pile Driver work can continue!
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