§ 93.01  PURPOSE.
   (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)