(A)   Loud noise.  It shall be unlawful for any person to make, continue or cause to be made or continued any excessive, unnecessary or unusually loud noise or any noise which either annoys, disturbs, injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace or safety of others, within the limits of the village.
   (B)   Noises prohibited; unnecessary noise standard.  The following acts, among others, are declared to be loud, disturbing and unnecessary noises in violation of this section, but the enumeration shall not be deemed to be exclusive, namely:
      (1)   Horns, signaling devices and the like. The sounding of any horn or signaling device on any automobile, motorcycle, streetcar or other vehicle on any street or public place of the city, except as a danger warning; the creation by means of any unreasonably loud or harsh sound; and the sounding of any signaling devise of any device for an unnecessary and unreasonable period of time. The use of any signaling device except one operated by hand or electricity; the use of any horn, whistle or other device operated by engine exhaust; and the use of any signaling device when traffic is for any reason held up;
      (2)   Radios, phonographs and the like.  The using, operating or permitting to be played, used or operated  any radio or television receiving set, musical instrument, phonograph or other, machine or device for the producing or reproducing of sound in such manner as to disturb the peace, quiet and comfort of the neighboring inhabitants or at any time with louder volume than is necessary for convenient hearing for the person or persons who are in the room, vehicle or changer in which the machine or device is operated and who are voluntary listeners thereto. The operation of any set, instrument, phonograph, machine or device between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. in such a manner as to be plainly audible at a distance of 50 feet from the building, structure or vehicle in which it is located shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this section;
      (3)   Loud speakers, amplifiers for advertising.  The using, operating or permitting to be played, used or operated of any radio receiving set, musical instrument, phonograph, loudspeaker, sound amplifier or other machine or device for the producing or reproducing of sound which is case upon the public streets for the purpose of commercial advertising or attracting the attention of the public to any building or structure;
      (4)   Yelling, shouting and the like.  Yelling, shouting, hooting, whistling or singing on the public streets, particularly between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. or at any time or place so as to annoy or disturb the quiet, comfort or repose of persons in any office, or in any dwelling, hotel or other type of residence, or of any person in the vicinity;
      (5)   Animals, birds and the like.  The keeping of any animal or bird which by causing frequent or long continued noise shall disturb the comfort or repose of any persons in the vicinity;
      (6)   Exhausts.  The discharge into the open air of the exhaust of any steam engine, stationary internal combustion engine, motor boat or motor vehicle except through a muffler or device which will effectively prevent loud or explosive noises therefrom;
      (7)   Loading, unloading, opening boxes. The creation of a loud and excessive noise in connection with loading or unloading any vehicle or the opening and destruction of bales, boxes, crates and containers;
      (8)   Construction or repairing of buildings. The erection (including excavation), demolition, alteration or repair of the exterior of any building other than between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and sunset except upon special permit issued by the Building Commissioner or the Mayor, made upon their determination that the public health and safety will not be impaired by the construction activities. The prohibition contained in this section shall not apply to minor erection, demolition, alteration or repair which work can be completed within a period of one hour or which does not involve the operation of any mechanized equipment or machinery;
      (9)   Schools, churches, hospitals.  The creation of any excessive noise on any street adjacent to any school, institution of learning or church while the same are in use, or adjacent to any hospital, which unreasonably interferes with the workings of the institution, or which disturbs or unduly annoys patients in the hospital, provided conspicuous signs are displaced in such streets indicating that the same is a school or hospital street;
      (10)   Pile drivers, hammers and the like. The operation between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. of any pile driver, steam shovel, pneumatic hammer, derricks, steam or electric hoist, or other appliance, the use of which is attended by loud or unusual noise; and
      (11)   Blowers. The operation of any noise-creating blower or power fan or any internal combustion engine, the operation of which causes noise due to the explosion of operating gases or fluids, unless the noise from the blower or fan is muffled and the engine is equipped with a muffler device sufficient to deaden the noise.
(Ord. G-122, passed 3-12-1989)  Penalty, see § 9.20.999