For the purpose of this article, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   (a)   “Ambient sound” means the all encompassing noise associated with a given environment, being usually a composite of sounds from many sources, near and far.
   (b)   “Emergency work” means work performed for the purpose of preventing or alleviating physical trauma or property damage threatened or caused by an existing or imminent peril.
   (c)   “Noise” means any sound emitted by a person, vehicle, appliance, equipment, instrument or other man-made device. Specifically excluded is sound emitted by an animal.
   (d)   “Noise disturbance” means any noise which:
      (1)   Endangers or injures the safety or health of humans or animals;
      (2)   A noise that disturbs a reasonable person of normal sensitivities.
      (3)   Endangers, injures, or seriously interferes with the quiet enjoyment or reasonable use of real or personal property.
   (e)   “Person” includes an individual, firm, association, organization, partnership, trust, company, corporation or any similar entity, or any officer thereof.
      (Ord. 2000-21. Passed 12-4-00.)