§ 10.31  EXCEPTIONS.
   (a)   Public safety exceptions. The operation of authorized emergency vehicles, including without limitation police vehicles, fire vehicles, ambulances and city, county or state snowplowing vehicles, the use of sirens, warning devices, amplification devices or other equipment by public safety personnel in emergency situations, and the performance of any emergency work such as utility maintenance, and snow removal necessary to restore public service or eliminate a hazard are exempt from the requirements of this Article IV of city code.
   (b)   Private exceptions. It is recognized that under certain circumstances it would be a hardship for a source to comply with the provisions of §§ 10.29.02 or 10.29.07 of this chapter due to economic or technological reasons. In cases such as this, application for an exception may be made in writing to the City Director of Community Development. The application shall contain the following pertinent information:
      (A)   Dates for exception requested;
      (B)   Location of particular source and times of operation;
      (C)   Equipment involved;
      (D)   Necessity for request of exception;
      (E)   Steps taken to minimize from source; and
      (F)   Names of responsible .
      The city shall notify by mail all property owners within 500 feet of the source in question of the requested exception. Applications will be reviewed by the City Director of Community Development and a decision to approve or deny the exception will be made in writing setting forth the factors set forth in § 10.30(a), as well as the evidence of hardship and mailed to the responsible within 20 days of receipt.
(Ord. 168, passed 1-8-1952; Ord. 86-17, passed 3-24-1986; Ord. 2005-29, passed 7-18-2005)