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The following things, acts, failures to act, and uses of property are hereby specifically enumerated, but not by way of limitation, and declared to be public nuisances and are hereby expressly prohibited as follows:
(a) No person shall burn any garbage, hides, feathers, animal matter, or any other matter, the burning of which may emit offensive odors, within the City of Reed City.
(b) No person shall burn leaves, papers, or refuse, or kindle any open fire in any manner which may be or which may cause a fire hazard, within the City of Reed City.
(c) No person shall maintain or operate any slaughterhouse, or other premises, place, room or shop where animals or fowl are killed or slaughtered without first obtaining a permit therefor from the City Council.
(d) No person shall distribute or give away any drug or medicine or any chemical compound or mixture containing drugs or medicine upon any public street, alley or other public place, or by going in or upon private premises or property.
(e) No person shall solicit funds upon the public streets of the City of Reed City without first securing a permit from the City.
(f) No person shall solicit, peddle, or hawk merchandise, nor solicit orders for the sale of merchandise or service, either on the public streets or from door to door, without first obtaining a permit from the City therefor.
(g) No person shall maintain any tree the roots of which are causing damage to any public sewer, sidewalk, pavement or other public property, nor shall any person set out or plant any tree in the public street or public right-of-way, without a permit from the City Manager.
(h) No person shall permit or allow any manure, offal, rubbish, rubble, refuse, junk or waste paper to collect or lie upon any property owned or occupied by him or her in such a manner that may attract flies, vermin or rodents, or as to emit offensive odors, or that may annoy or offend ordinary public decency.
(i) No person shall attach, post or paint any sign, advertisement or other written or printed matter or any picture or device upon any lamp post, electric light or telephone pole, tree, hydrant, bridge, pavement, sidewalk, street, or public property located within or on any public street, alley or other place within the City.
(j) No person shall throw, scatter or deposit, or cause to be thrown, scattered or deposited, any poster, handbills, cards or other written or printed matter or any waste paper in any public street, alley or public place, nor shall any person leave or deposit the same or cause the same to be left or deposited on any motor vehicle or other private property in such a manner as to permit them to be blown or to fall on any street, alley or other public place.
(k) No person shall deposit, place or throw any dead or sick or injured animal, or part thereof, or any garbage, rubbish or other animal or organic matter into any reservoir or into or upon the banks of any stream, lake, pond, sewer or well within the City.
(l) No person shall operate or maintain an automobile wrecking yard nor a yard for storage of secondhand building material, or for any other storage of used auto-mobile parts, junk, cinders, or other materials the piling of which or open storage of which may be offensive to owners or residents of the City.
(m) No person or persons shall use or operate a mechanical loudspeaker or amplifier or similar device on any truck, or other moving vehicle or elsewhere, except within a building when the sound emitted therefrom is confined to said building, without first obtaining a permit therefor from the City.
(n) No person, firm or corporation, or owner of land, shall allow noxious weeds to go to seed within the City; and it shall be the duty of every owner, possessor or occupant of land, within the City of Reed City, and of every person or persons, firm or corporation having charge of any such lands, to cut, or cause to be cut down and be destroyed, all Canada thistles, milkweed, wild carrots, oxeye daisies, and all other noxious weeds growing thereon, at least twice in each year, once before the first week in July of each year and again before the first week in September of each year, and as much oftener as may be necessary to prevent them from going to seed, or becoming a fire hazard.
(o) No person shall play any radio, television, stereo system, computer, gaming device, media player, or musical instrument, or create noise or sound in such a manner or with such volume between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7.00 a.m., so as to annoy or disturb the quiet, comfort or repose of any persons of ordinary sensibilities.
(p) No person shall hawk goods, merchandise, or newspapers in a loud and boisterous manner.
(q) No person shall keep any animal or bird which by frequent or long continued noise shall disturb the comfort or repose of any person.
(r) No person shall blow or sound any whistle, siren, or other such device, except as a warning of fire or danger or except by lawfully authorized persons, so as to disturb the comfort or repose of any persons.
(s) No person shall discharge into the open air the exhaust of any steam engine, stationary internal combustion engine, or motor vehicle, except through a muffler or other device which effectively prevents loud explosive noises therefrom.
(t) No person shall erect, demolish, alter, or repair any building or excavate any street, alley or highway other than between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., so as to annoy or disturb the quiet, comfort or repose of any person in the vicinity, unless a permit has first been obtained from the City Manager, said permit to specify the hours allowed and the anticipated expiration date of said permit.
(u) No person shall create loud or excessive noise due to the loading or unloading of any vehicle or the opening and/or destruction of bales, boxes, crates or containers.
(v) No person shall use any drum, loudspeaker, amplifier, or other instrument or device for the purpose of attracting attention for any purpose.
(w) No person shall make, create, or permit to be made or created any noise higher or louder than 45db(A) in a residential neighborhood or partial residential neighborhood between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Said noise may be measured at any point where said noise would penetrate the boundary of residential premises or at any point where said noise would affect any member of the public.
(Ord. 108A. Passed 1-17-77. Ord. 003-2011. Passed 2-22-11.)