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(A) Horns; signaling devices. The sounding of any horn or signaling device on any motor vehicle or any street or public place in the unincorporated area of this county continually and/or incessantly for a period in excess of 60 seconds, except as a danger warning;
(B) Radios, televisions, devices with loudspeakers, musical instruments, and similar devices.
(1) The operating or playing of any radio, television, phonograph, stereo, CD or DVD player, MP3 player, musical instrument, whether amplified or not, and devices commonly known as boom boxes or similar device which produce or reproduce sound on the public rights-of-way, other than as specified in division (B)(2) below, in such a manner as to be plainly audible to any person other than the operator of the device;
(2) The operating or playing of any radio, television, phonograph, stereo, CD or DVD player, MP3 player, musical instrument, whether amplified or not, and devices commonly known as boom boxes or similar device which produce or reproduce sound in a motor vehicle or public area or area with public access or in public use, in a manner as to be plainly audible at a distance of 50 feet or inside any residence other than where the sound source is located;
(3) The operating or playing of any radio, television, phonograph, stereo, CD or DVD player, MP3 player, musical instrument, whether amplified or not, and devices commonly known as boom boxes or similar device which produce or reproduce sound which produces, reproduces, or emits sound in such a manner as is prohibited in §§ 90.01 et seq.; and
(4) Loudspeakers and sound amplifiers. The using or operating of any loudspeaker, loudspeaker system, sound amplifier, or other similar device (collectively, sound systems), within or adjacent to residential or noise-sensitive areas so that the sound therefrom is plainly audible across the real property line of the source and/or in the interior of any residence, business, or building, other than the sound source, in the immediate vicinity of the sound source; during all hours, the use of sound systems will be a violation if the resulting sound or noise occurs continuously or incessantly at any time of day or night for a period of 10 minutes or intermittently over a continuous period of 1/2 hour or more during any 24-hour period, all to the disturbance of any person; any business operating any sound systems must contain sound from the device(s) within the premises or property where the business exists. Keeping sound inside the premises or property may be done with structural enhancements or acoustical treatments, or lowering of volume from the sound systems. The sound systems used in any outdoor or outdoor-like environment, such as a patio area, must not be directed so as to point away from the business and/or toward any other home or business without the express, written approval of those affected by the use.
(C) Animals. The owning, possessing, or harboring of any animal which frequently, or for continued duration, howls, barks, meows, squawks, or makes other sounds which create excessive and unnecessary noise across a residential or commercial real property line or within a noise-sensitive area. For the purpose of §§ 90.01 et seq., BARKING DOG shall mean a dog that barks, bays, cries, howls, or makes any other noise continuously and/or incessantly for a period of 10 minutes, or barks intermittently for 1/2 hour or more to the disturbance of any person at any time of day or night, regardless of whether the dog is physically situated in or upon private property; provided, however, that a dog shall not be deemed a barking dog if, at the time the dog is barking or making any other noise, a person is trespassing or threatening to trespass upon property in or upon which the dog is situated, or while a dog is engaged in bona fide hunting activities, including training for those activities.
(Ord. 02-09-05, passed 2-16-2005) Penalty, see § 90.99