(a)    Definitions. For the purpose of Section 509.09 to 509.12, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivation shall have meanings as follows:
      (1)    "Person" means any individual, association, partnership or corporation, and includes any officer, employee, department, agency or instrumentality.
      (2)    "Traffic noise" means sound made by a motor vehicle operated either on a public right of way or private property.
      (3)    "Modified exhaust system" means an exhaust system in which the original noise abatement devices have been physically altered causing them to be less effective in reducing noise or the original noise abatement devices have either been removed or replaced by noise abatement devices which are not as effective in reducing noise as their original devices, or devices have been added to the original noise abatement devices such that noise levels are increased.
(Ord. 2550. Passed 11-4-97.)