No land or building in any district shall be used or occupied in any manner so as to create any dangerous, injurious, noxious or otherwise objectionable element or condition as outlined below:
(a)    Fire Hazards. Any activity involving the use of flammable or explosive materials shall be protected by adequate fire fighting and fire suppression equipment and by such safety devices as are normally used in the handling of any such material.
(b)   Radioactivity or Electrical Disturbance. No activity shall emit dangerous radioactivity at any point, or cause electrical disturbance adversely affecting the operation at any point of any equipment or appliance other than that of the creator of such disturbance.
(c)    Noise. Noise which is objectionable as determined by the Planning and Zoning Commission due to volume, frequency or beat shall be muffled or otherwise controlled, except during construction operations. Sirens and related apparatus used solely for public purposes are exempt from this requirement.
(d)   Vibration. No vibration shall be permitted which is discernable without instruments on any adjoining lot or property.
(e)    Smoke. Smoke shall be controlled as much as economically possible as determined by the Zoning Board in accordance with Environmental Protection Agency Standards.
(f)    Odors. No malodorous gas or matter shall be permitted which is discernable on any adjoining lot or property.
(g)    Air Pollution. No pollution of air by flyash, dust vapors, or other substance shall be permitted which is harmful to health, animals, vegetation or other property or which can cause soiling.
(h)    Glare. No direct or reflected glare shall be permitted which is visible from any property or from any public street, road or highway.
(I)    Erosion. No erosion, by either wind or water, shall be permitted which will carry objectionable substances onto neighboring properties.
(j)    Water Pollution. Pollution of water shall be subject to the requirements, regulations and standards established by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
(k)    Enforcement Provisions.
(1)   All uses existing on the effective date of this Zoning Ordinance shall conform to these performance requirements within one (1) year, provided that an extension of up to six (6) months may be granted by the Board if the owner or operator of the use can demonstrate that compliance would create unreasonable hardship.
(2)   The Zoning Inspector shall refer any proposed use which is likely to violate performance requirements to the Board for review.
   (Ord. 97-3. Passed 5-19-97.)