§ 156.094  PERFORMANCE STANDARDS.
   (A)   No use, land or structure in any district shall involve any element or cause any conditions that may be dangerous, injurious or noxious to any other property or persons in the city. In cases involving performance standards, the Board may require a plan of the proposed construction or development, a description of machinery proposed, and techniques to be used; and the Board may obtain qualified expert consultants to testify as to whether a proposed use will conform to the performance requirements. The cost of such service shall be borne by the applicant.
   (B)   Furthermore, every use of land or structure in any district must observe the following performance requirements.
      (1)   Fire protection. Fire protection and fighting equipment acceptable to the Board of Fire Underwriters shall be readily available when any activity involving the handling or storage of flammable or explosive materials is carried on.
      (2)   Electrical disturbances. No activity shall cause electrical disturbances adversely affecting radio or other equipment in the neighboring area.
      (3)   Noise. Noise which is determined to be objectionable because of volume or frequency shall be muffled or otherwise controlled, except fire sirens and related apparatus used solely for public purposes, which shall be exempt from this requirement.
      (4)   Smoke. The maximum amount of smoke emission permissible shall be determined by use of the Standard Ringleman Chart issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines. No smoke of a shade darker than No. 2 will be allowed.
      (5)   Odors. In any district except the Industrial District, no malodorous gas or matter shall be permitted which is discernible on any adjoining lot or property. This shall not apply to any form of fertilizer in districts where agriculture is a permitted use.
      (6)   Air pollution. No pollution of air by fly-ash, dust, vapors or other substance shall be permitted which is harmful to the health, or to animals, vegetation or other property.
      (7)   Glare. Reflective material or lighting devices which produce objectionable direct or reflected glare on adjoining properties or through thoroughfares shall not be permitted.
      (8)   Erosion. No erosion by wind or water shall be permitted which will carry objectionable substances onto neighboring properties.
      (9)   Water pollution. The method for discharging wastes to public sewers, drains or watercourses shall be acceptable to the state’s Department of Environmental Resources.
(Ord. 1347, passed 3-18-1991)  Penalty, see § 156.999