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(a) Purpose. It is the purpose of this article to insure that the public health, safety, and welfare shall not be abridged by the making and creating of public nuisances from disturbing, excessive, or offensive noises in the City. The residents of the City recognize that uncontrolled noise represents a damage to the health and welfare of themselves and their neighbors and that each resident of the City is entitled to live in an environment in which the level of impulse and amplified noise is minimized for the community good. This article attempts to foster mutual respect among all residents and to establish a community position against noise pollution.
(b) Scope. This article applies to all persons, property, equipment, vehicles, appliances, instruments, and other sound emitting devices, as regulated herein.
(c) Relationship to Other Restrictions. The provisions of this article are not intended to interfere with, abrogate, or annul other laws, rules, regulations, or ordinances, including any applicable chapters of the West Virginia Code, as amended, or ordinances of the City. If more stringent standards concerning noise abatements are contained in other laws, rules, regulations or ordinances, the more stringent standards shall apply.
(Ord. 2000-21. Passed 12-4-00.)