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The following noises shall be exempt from the restrictions set forth in the other sections of this chapter:
(A) Noises of authorized safety signals and warning devices.
(B) The generation of sound for the purpose of alerting persons to the existence of an emergency.
(C) Noises resulting from any authorized emergency vehicle, vessel, or aircraft.
(D) Noises resulting from emergency work, which is to be construed as work made necessary to restore property to a safe condition following a public emergency, or work required to protect persons or property from any imminent exposure to danger.
(E) Noise from landscape and yard equipment when operated between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., provided all motorized equipment are equipped with functioning mufflers or other effective sound control devices similar to those provided on the original equipment.
(F) Noises associated with uses or activities whereby an administrative approval to produce such noises contrary to the restrictions of this chapter has been obtained from the city manager or his designee.
(G) Community events such as fairs, sporting events, school activities, community festivals, etc. Such events or activities shall not start before 8:00 a.m. and those events or activities, shall not extend their activities beyond 11:00 p.m. Any community activity or event, which is proposed to extend beyond 11:00 p.m., must obtain the approval of the city manager or his designee.
(H) Noise generated from municipally sponsored or approved celebrations or events shall be exempt from the provisions of this section.
(I) Noises associated with the Police Department’s firearms facility.
(J) Noises from construction activity, tools or equipment used and operated on a construction site between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., provided that all tools or motorized equipment used in such activity are equipped with all sound reducing features and equipment originally part of the tool or equipment, or other effective sound control devices similar to those provided or as effective as that installed as original equipment.
(Ord. 1486, passed 6-16-04)