The following shall be exempted from the provisions of this subchapter:
   (A)   Sounds produced by, or emitted by, sirens of authorized emergency vehicles;
   (B)   Sounds produced by lawn mowers, garden tractors and similar home power tools when properly muffled and produced between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.;
   (C)   Sounds produced by burglar alarms or other warning devices when properly installed on publicly or privately owned property, provided that the cause of such alarm or warning device sound is investigated and turned off within a reasonable period of time;
   (D)   Sounds produced in connection with celebrations on Halloween and legal holidays;
   (E)   Sounds produced in connection with permitted parades, festivals or concerts between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight;
   (F)   Sounds produced in connection with the actual performance of athletic events and practices related to them;
   (G)   Sounds produced by church bells;
   (H)   Sounds produced in connection with the performance or practice of a band, orchestra or choir organized and maintained as part of the curriculum of a publicly or privately operated educational institution;
   (I)   Sounds produced for the purpose of alerting persons to the existence of an emergency, or for the performance of emergency work;
   (J)   Sounds produced in connection with normal conduction of a legally established non-transient business when such sounds are customary, incidental and within the normal range appropriate for such use. This exemption shall also apply to sounds produced as a result of outdoor musical entertainment conducted by an established non-transient business, provided that such entertainment is conducted between the hours of 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.
(Ord. 2000-6, passed 9-13-00)