The following sounds are exempted from the provisions of this chapter:
   (a)   Amplified Announcements. Stationary electronically amplified announcements at athletic events, political events and civic events.
   (b)   Blasting. Blasting, under proper permit. Such blasting may occur only between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, unless otherwise specifically authorized by permit.
   (c)   Concerts, Etc. Band concerts, block parties, church carnivals or other performances or similar activities publicly or privately sponsored and presented in any public or private space outdoors, provided that:
      (1)   Such activities do not produce sound fifteen dB(A) in excess of the sound levels set forth in Table I of Section 640.06;
      (2)   Such activities do not occur between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. of the following day; and
      (3)   All necessary permits as defined by Borough ordinance have been procured.
   (d)   Emergency Work. Sounds caused by the performance of emergency work, or by the ordinary and accepted use of emergency apparatus and equipment.
   (e)   Municipal and Utility Services. Sounds resulting from the repair or replacement of any Municipal or utility installation in or about the public rights of way.
   (f)   School and Public Activities. Sounds not electronically amplified, created by organized school related programs, activities, athletic and entertainment events, or other public programs, activities or events, other than motor vehicle racing events.
   (g)   Warning Devices. Sounds made by warning devices operating continuously for three minutes or less, except that, in the event of an actual emergency, the time limitation shall not apply.
   (h)   Special Permits. The Chief of Police, or his or her designee, may, upon application, grant special permits for infrequent events or activities.
(Ord. 2264. Passed 4-17-00.)