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The following noises are hereby declared to be unreasonably loud, disturbing, and unnecessary noises:
(A) The sounding of any horn or signal device on any automobile, motorcycle, bus, streetcar, or other vehicle while not in motion, except as a danger signal if another vehicle is approaching apparently out of control, or if in motion only as a danger signal after or as brakes are being applied and deceleration of the vehicle is intended; the creation by means of any such signal device of any unreasonably loud or harsh sound; and the sounding of such device for any unnecessary and unreasonable period of time.
(B) The use of a stationary loudspeaker or amplifier at any time between the hours of 11:00 p.m. on one day and 7:00 a.m. on the next succeeding day or on Sunday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
(C) The use of any automobile, motorcycle, streetcar, or vehicle so out of repair, so loaded, or operated in such manner as to create loud or unnecessary noises such as spinning or squealing tires, grating, grinding, rattling or other noise.
(D) The blowing of any steam whistle attached to any stationary boiler except to give notice of the time to begin or stop work or as a warning of danger.
(E) The discharge into the open air of the exhaust of any steam engine, stationary internal combustion engine, motor vehicle, or boat engine, except through a muffler or other device which will effectively prevent loud or explosive noises therefrom.
(F) The use of any mechanical device operated by compressed air, except pneumatic drills, unless the noise thereby created is effectively muffled and reduced.
(G) The erection (including excavation), demolition, alteration, or repair of any building in a residential or business district other than between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on weekdays, except in case of urgent necessity in the interest of public safety, and then only with a permit from the City Council, which permit may be renewed for a period of three days or less while the emergency continues.
(H) The creation of any excessive noise on any street adjacent to any school, institution of learning, or court while the same are in session, or adjacent to any hospital, which unreasonably interferes with the working of such institution, provided conspicuous signs are displayed in such streets indicating that the same is a school, hospital, or court street.
(I) The creation of a loud and excessive noise in connection with the loading or unloading of any vehicle or the opening and destruction of bales, boxes, crates, and containers.
(J) The sounding of any bell or gong attached to any building or premises which is reasonably calculated to disturb a person of ordinary disposition if such person were in the vicinity thereof.
(K) The shouting and crying of peddlers, hawkers, and vendors which disturbs the quiet and peace of the neighborhood.
(L) The use of any drum, loudspeaker, or other instrument or device for the purpose of attracting attention by creator of noise to any performance, show, or sale of merchandise.
(M) The playing of any musical instrument, radio, phonograph, CD player, audio tape player or other electronic sound-generating device in any public place or on any private premises in such manner, or with such volume, as to create a noise which is disturbing to a person of ordinary sensibilities under the same or similar circumstances who is either located in a public place or at a private premises or habitation to which such noise has carried.
(‘68 Code, § 20-2) (Am. Ord. 1816, passed 6-16-97) Penalty, see § 10.99