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(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to make, continue or cause to be made or continued any loud, unnecessary or unusual 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 city.
(B) The following acts, among others, are declared to be loud, disturbing and unnecessary noises in violation of this code, but such 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, street car or other vehicle on any street or public place of the city except as a danger warning, the creation by means of any such signaling device of any unreasonably loud or harsh sound and the sounding of any such 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 receiving set, musical instrument, phonograph or other machine or device for the producing 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 chamber in which such machine or device is operated and who are voluntarily listeners thereto. The operation of any such set, instrument, phonograph, machine between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and midnight and 7:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday in such a manner as to be plainly audible at a distance of 200 feet from the building, structure or vehicle in which it is located shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this code. The hours may be extended by permit obtained from the City Office for block parties only.
(3) 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. on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and midnight and 7:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, 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 persons in the vicinity.
(4) Exhausts. The discharge into the open air of the exhaust of any stationary internal combustion engine, motor boat or motor vehicle except through a muffler or other device which will effectively prevent loud or explosive noises there from.
(5) Defect in vehicle or load. The use of any automobile, motorcycle or vehicle so out of repair, so loaded or in such manner as to create loud and unnecessary grating, grinding, rattling or other noise.
(6) Construction or repairing of buildings. The erection (including excavating), demolition, alteration or repair of any building and/or the operation of any pile driver, pneumatic hammer, derrick, electric hoist or other appliance, the use of which is attended by loud or unusual noise, other than between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., except in case of urgent necessity in the interest of public health and safety.
(Ord. 739, passed 2-3-2015)