(A)   It shall be unlawful to create any excessive loud noise, exceeding the sound level limitations set forth in § 96.07 of the Code, by the use or operation of any noise-creating air conditioner, compressor unit, power fan or blower or the electric motor or any engine used to drive such device, the operation of which causes such excessive noise, unless such noise is muffled and deadened by adequate noise suppression and muffling devices to eliminate annoyance and disturbance to persons within the range of hearing. In addition, the city manager or designee shall require compliance with all reasonable sound abatement measures and sound screening which may be necessary or desirable to prevent such air conditioning equipment from creating excessive or unnecessary noise.
   (B)   Generators installed in all residential districts shall be exempt from the sound rating values set forth in § 96.07 of the Code of Ordinances when operated during power outages provided however, in, no event shall the sound rating value of emergency generators in any residential district exceed 72 dBA. Generators in all residential districts may be operated for testing purposes one time for a period not to exceed 30, minutes in any seven-day period. Testing of generators in all residential districts is permitted between the hours of 11:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
(Ord. 1486, passed 6-16-04)