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For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
AMPLIFYING EQUIPMENT. Public address systems, musical instruments, and other similar devices that are electronically amplified.
CONSTRUCTION. Any activity necessary or incidental to the erection, demolition, assembling, altering, installing, repair, or equipping of buildings, roadways, and utilities, including land clearing, grading, excavating, and filling before, during, or following such activity.
DAY TIME PERIOD. Seven a.m. until 10:00 p.m. of the same day, local time.
DOMESTIC POWER TOOLS. Any mechanically or electrically powered saw, drill, sander, grinder, lawn or garden tool, or similar device generally used out of doors in residential areas.
EMERGENCY WORK. Work made necessary to restore property to a safe condition following severe inclement weather and natural disasters, work required to restore public utilities, or work required to protect persons or property from imminent exposure to danger.
NIGHT TIME PERIOD. Ten p.m. of one day until 7:00 a.m. the following day, local time.
NOISE SENSITIVE AREA or NOISE SENSITIVE USE. For the purpose of this definition, real property zoned residential or institutional in accordance with the terms and maps of the city’s Development Code.
PERSONS. A person, persons, firm, association, copartnership, joint venture, corporation, or any entity public or private in nature.
PLAINLY AUDIBLE. Unambiguously communicated sounds that disturb the comfort, repose, or health of the listener. PLAINLY AUDIBLE sounds include, but are not limited to, understandable musical rhymes, understandable spoken words, and vocal sounds other than speech that are distinguishable as raised or normal.
SOUND LEVEL. The “A” weighed sound pressure level in decibels obtained by using a sound level meter at slow response with a reference pressure of 20 micropascals. The unit of measurement shall be designated as dBA.
WARNING DEVICES. Electronic devices used to protect persons or property from imminent danger including, but not limited to, fire alarms, civil defense warning systems, and safety alarms required by law.
(Prior Code, § 5.251) (Ord. 2010-08, passed 2-28-2011)