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(a) No person shall disturb the good order and quiet of the Municipality by clamors, noises, intoxication, drunkenness, fighting, quarreling, wrangling, committing assault or assault and battery or using obscene or profane language, in the streets and other public places to the annoyance of the citizens, or otherwise violate the public peace by indecent and disorderly conduct, by lewd and lascivious behavior or by making, continuing to make or causing to be made any unreasonable and unnecessary noise of such a character, intensity and duration as to disturb the peace and quiet of the community or be detrimental to the life or health of any individual.
(b) The following acts are declared to be unreasonable and unnecessary noises in violation of division (a) of this section, but this enumeration shall not be deemed exclusive:
(1) Horns, signaling devices, etc. Sounding any horn or signaling device on any automobile, motorcycle, trolley coach or other vehicle on any street or public place of the City, except as a danger warning; creating, by means of any such signaling device, any unreasonably loud or harsh sound; sounding any such device for an unnecessary and unreasonable period of time; using any signaling device, except one operated by hand or electricity; using any horn, whistle or other device operated by engine exhaust; and using any such signaling device when traffic is held up for any reason.
(2) Radios, phonographs, etc. Playing, using or operating any radio receiving set, musical instrument, phonograph or other machine or device for producing or reproducing sound in such a manner as to disturb the peace, quiet and comfort of the neighboring inhabitants, or at any time with louder volume than is necessary for convenient hearing for the persons who are in the room, vehicle or chamber in which such machine or device is operated and who are voluntary listeners thereto, or permitting the same to be done. The operation of any such set, instrument, phonograph, machine or device between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 7:00 a.m. in such a manner as to be plainly audible at a distance of 50 feet from the building, structure or vehicle in which it is located shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this section.
(3) Loudspeakers, amplifiers for advertising, etc. Playing, using or operating any radio receiving set, musical instrument, phonograph, loudspeaker, sound amplifier or other machine or device for producing or reproducing sound which is cast upon the public streets for the purpose of commercial advertising or attracting the attention of the public to any building or structure, or permitting the same to be done, except by special permission of the City Manager.
(4) Yelling, shouting, etc. Yelling, shouting, hooting, whistling or singing on the public streets, particularly between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 7:00 a.m., or at any time or place so as to annoy or disturb the quiet, comfort or repose of persons in any office, dwelling, hotel or other type of residence, or of any person in the vicinity.
(5) Animals, birds, etc. Keeping any animal or bird which, by causing frequent or long continued noise, shall disturb the comfort or repose of persons in the vicinity.
(6) Steam whistles. Blowing any locomotive steam whistle or steam whistle attached to any stationary boiler, except to give notice of the time to begin or stop work, as a warning of fire or danger or upon request of proper City authorities.
(c) Whoever violates this section is guilty of disturbing the peace, a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.
(Ord. 4-95. Passed 3-20-95.)