341.04  EXEMPTIONS.
   (a)   The prohibitions contained in this chapter shall not be applicable to emergency or public safety vehicles, vehicles owned and operated by any political subdivision or government or any utility company, or any motor vehicle used in an authorized activity for which a permit has been granted by the City Manager as set forth below.
   (b)   The prohibitions contained in this chapter shall not apply to any noise emanating from a properly-functioning audible theft alarm or safety warning device such as a backing alarm on a commercial truck.
   (c)   The prohibitions contained within this chapter shall not be applicable to noise which is normally incidental to the lawful operation of heavy equipment or commercial trucks and similar vehicles so long as such incidental noise does not create a noise disturbance as defined in Sections 341.01(b)(1) or (b)(2).
(Ord. 2008-121.  Passed 9-15-08.)