(A)   Prohibited noises. The following are declared to be nuisances affecting public health, safety, peace, or welfare:
      (1)   Any distinctly and loudly audible noise that unreasonably annoys, disturbs, injures, or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace, safety, or welfare of any person, or precludes their enjoyment of property, or affects their property's value (this general prohibition is not limited by any specific restrictions provided in this chapter);
      (2)   All obnoxious noises, motor vehicle or otherwise, in violation of Minnesota Rules Chapter 7030, as they may be amended from time to time, are hereby incorporated into this chapter by reference;
      (3)   The use of any vehicle so out of repair or so loaded as to create loud and unnecessary grating, grinding, rattling, or other noise;
      (4)   The discharging of the exhaust or permitting the discharge of the exhaust of any statutory internal combustion engine, motor boat, motor vehicle, motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle (ATV), snowmobile, or any recreational device, except through a muffler or other device that effectively prevents loud or explosive noises therefrom and complies with all applicable state laws and regulations;
         (a)   Every motor vehicle shall at all times be equipped with a muffler in working order which blends the exhaust noise into the overall vehicle noise and is in constant operation to prevent excessive or unusual noise; and
         (b)   No person shall use a dynamic engine or transmission brake, muffler cutout, bypass or similar device upon a motor vehicle on a street or highway;
      (5)   Any loud or excessive noise in the loading, unloading, or unpacking of any vehicle;
      (6)   The use or operation, or permitting the use or operation, of any radio receiving set, television set, musical instrument, music device, paging system, machine, or other device for producing or reproduction of sound in a distinctly and loudly audible manner so as to disturb the peace, quiet, and comfort of any person nearby; and
      (7)   Animals, birds and the like. No person shall keep, or allow to be kept, any animal which is causing long continued noise which disturbs the comfort or repose of any person(s) in the vicinity.
   (B)   Hourly restriction of certain operations.
      (1)   Domestic power equipment. No person shall operate a power lawn mower, power hedge clipper, chainsaw, mulcher, garden tiller, edger, drill, or other similar domestic power equipment, except between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. on any weekday or between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. on any weekend or holiday. Snow removal equipment is exempt from this provision.
      (2)   Construction activities. No person shall engage in or permit construction activities involving the use of any kind of electric, diesel, or gas-powered machine, or other power equipment, except between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. on any weekday or between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. on any weekend or holiday.
      (3)   Radios, music devices, paging systems, and the like. The operation of any device referred to in division (A)(6) between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. in a manner so as to be plainly audible at the property line of the structure or building in which it is located, or at a distance of 50 feet if the source is located outside a structure or building shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this section.
      (4)   Noise impact statements. The Council may require any person applying for a change in zoning classification or a permit or license for any structure, operation, process, installation, alteration, or project that may be considered a potential noise source to submit a noise impact statement on a form prescribed by the Council. The Council shall evaluate each statement and take its evaluation into account in approving or disapproving the license or permit applied for, or the zoning changes requested.
(Ord. 336, passed 6-6-2016)  Penalty, see § 95.99
   Animals, See Ch. 90