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A. Definitions: For the purposes of this section, the term "person" is any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company or organization of any kind.
B. Loud Unnecessary Noise: It shall be unlawful for any person to make, continue or cause to be made or continued any loud, unnecessary or unusual noise or noise which either annoys, disturbs, injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace or safety of others within the limits of the village. The following acts, among others, are declared to be loud, disturbing and unnecessary noises in violation of this section, but said enumeration shall not be deemed to be exclusive, namely:
1. Horns And/Or Signaling Devices: The sounding of any horn or signaling device on any automobile, motorcycle, or other vehicle on any street or public place in the village except as a danger warning; the creation by means of any such horn or signaling device of any unreasonably loud or harsh sound; and the sounding of any such horn or signaling device for an unnecessary and unreasonable period of time; and the use of any such signaling device when traffic is, for any reason, held up.
2. Mufflers: Vehicles without mufflers or with mufflers that create or allow a sound which is louder than the sound created or allowed by the muffler that is standard equipment for said vehicle. (Ord. 96-4, 2-5-1996)
3. Commercial Establishments: Commercial establishments in violation of this section or as provided by their special use permit which establishes conditions and standards for noise restrictions, such as garbage disposal or collection, the delivery of goods or services or other restrictions. (Ord. 2016-29, 8-23-2016)
C. Sound Amplifying Equipment In Excess: Except as provided for in subsection C1 or D of this section, it shall be unlawful for any person to use or operate any type of sound amplifying or sound producing equipment (including, but not limited to, radio, television, stereo, musical instruments, hand held radio type devices, compact disc and cassette players) in such a manner that the sounds emanating therefrom can be measured in excess of seventy (70) decibels at a distance of fifty feet (50') from the equipment during its use or operation. (Ord. 2001-09, 2-12-2001; amd. Ord. 2016-29, 8-23-2016)
1. No driver of any motor vehicle within the state shall operate or permit operation of any sound amplification system which can be heard outside the vehicle from seventy five (75) or more feet when the vehicle is being operated upon a highway, unless such system is being operated to request assistance or warn of a hazardous condition. This section does not apply to authorized emergency vehicles. (Ord. 2001-09, 2-12-2001)
D. Outdoor Live Music And Outdoor Music By Electronic Means:
1. Permit Required: Events that include outdoor live music and outdoor music by electronic means shall be required to obtain a permit prior to the event. Permits may be issued at the sole discretion of the village board or its designee. Permits shall not be required for background or ambiance audio played by electronic means (excluding live bands, disc jockeys and karaoke) when played in such a manner that the sounds emanating shall not exceed seventy (70) decibels as measured at the property line.
2. Number Of Permits: A permit may be issued for fifteen (15) daily events per year to a commercial establishment. A private residence may receive only two (2) permits within a calendar year.
3. Hours: The hours of operation shall be limited to no more than twelve o'clock (12:00) noon and nine o'clock (9:00) P.M. Sunday through Thursday and between twelve o'clock (12:00) noon and eleven o'clock (11:00) P.M. on Friday and Saturday. The village board or its designee reserves the right to approve an application for outdoor music before or after these stated hours.
4. Responsibility And Cancellation: It shall be the responsibility of the applicant to see that the event is maintained within the parameters of this code for the public health, safety and welfare of the attendees and the neighbors alike. In the event that personnel from the village police department or code enforcement determine the event is a threat to the health, safety or welfare of the attendees or neighbors, they shall have the right to close the event and cancel the required permit. (Ord. 2016-29, 8-23-2016)
5. Permit Fee: The permit application fee shall be twenty five dollars ($25.00). (Ord. 2016-31, 9-13-2016)