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(A) The City Council declares and finds that excessive noise levels are detrimental to the public health, welfare and safety and contrary to the public interest as follows:
(1) By interfering with sleep, communication, or relaxation;
(2) By contributing to hearing impairment and a wide range of adverse physiological stress conditions; and
(3) By adversely affecting the value of real property.
(B) It is the intent of this chapter to protect persons from excessive levels of noise within or near a residence, school, church, hospital or public library.
(C) The standards which shall be considered in determining whether a violation of the provisions of this section exists shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
(1) The level of the noise;
(2) The intensity of the noise;
(3) Whether the nature of the noise is usual or unusual;
(4) Whether the origin of the noise is natural or unnatural;
(5) The level and frequency content of the background noise or ambient noise, if any;
(6) The proximity of the noise to residential sleeping facilities or dwelling units;
(7) The density of the inhabitation of the area within which the noise emanates;
(8) The time of the day or night the noise occurs;
(9) The duration of the noise;
(10) Whether the noise is recurrent, intermittent, or constant; and
(11) Whether the noise is produced by a commercial or noncommercial activity.
(Ord. 95-04, passed 4-10-95)