The following acts, among others, are hereby declared to be loud, disturbing and unnecessary noises in violation of this subchapter, but such enumeration shall not be deemed to be exclusive:
   (A)   The sounding of any horn or signal device on any automobile, motorcycle, bus or other vehicle, except as a danger signal, so as to create any unreasonably loud or harsh sound, or the sounding of such device for an unnecessary and unreasonable period of time, or the use of any gong or siren upon any vehicle, other than police, fire or other emergency vehicle;
   (B)   The playing of any radio, phonograph, television, loudspeaker, amplifier or musical instrument in such manner or with such volume, particularly during hours between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., as to annoy or disturb the quiet, comfort or repose of any person in any dwelling, hotel or other type of residence;
   (C)   The keeping of any animal or bird, which, by causing frequent or long continued noise, shall disturb the comfort and repose of any person in the vicinity;
   (D)   The use of any automobile, motorcycle or vehicle so out of repair, so loaded, or in such manner as to create loud or unnecessary grating, grinding, rattling or other noise;
   (E)   The blowing of any steam whistle attached to any stationary boiler or engine, except to give notice of the time to begin or stop work or as a warning of danger;
   (F)   The sounding of any bell or gong attached to any building or premises which disturbs the quiet or repose of persons in the vicinity thereof;
   (G)   The conducting, operating or maintaining of any garage or service station in any residential area so as to cause loud or offensive noises to be emitted therefrom between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. on weekdays or on Sundays;
   (H)   The creation of any excessive noises on any street adjacent to any school or institution of learning while the same is in session which unreasonably and unnecessarily interferes with the working of such institutions, provided conspicuous signs are displayed in such streets indicating that such area is a school area;
   (I)   The creation of any excessive noise on Sundays on any street adjacent to any church, provided conspicuous signs are displayed in such, streets adjacent, to churches indicating that the same is a church street;
   (J)   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 the case of urgent necessity in the interest of public safety and then only with a permit from the Building Inspector, which permit may be renewed for a period of three days or less while the emergency continues;
   (K)   The use of any mechanical device operated by compressed air unless the noise created thereby is effectively muffled and reduced;
   (L)   The shouting and crying of peddlers, barkers, hawkers and vendors which disturbs the quiet and peace of the neighborhood;
   (M)   The use of any drum, loud speaker or other instrument or device for the purpose of attracting attention by creation of noise to any performance, show or sale or display of merchandise;
   (N)   The use of any mechanical loud speakers or amplifiers on trucks or other moving vehicles for advertising purposes or other purposes except where specific license is received from the Town Council;
   (O)   Shouting, fighting or creating noise through loud and boisterous speech or singing so as to be audible off of the premises upon which such activities and noise occur if so loud as to disturb the peace and tranquility of persons occupying residences, motels, hotels, rest homes, nursing homes, or hospitals in the vicinity; and
   (P)   The playing, operating or use of any radio, boom box, stereo, CD, DVD or tape player or any other sound production, reproduction or emitting device in any motor vehicle so that sound produced or emitted is audible from the exterior of the motor vehicle.
(1991 Code, § 11-47)  (Ord. passed 6-1-1982; Ord. passed 5-2-2006)  Penalty, see § 10.99