§ 91.02 ACTS DEEMED PUBLIC NUISANCES.
   The following acts, subject to any exceptions as set forth below, are declared to be public nuisances, and therefore, in violation of this chapter:
   (A)   Engine exhaust. The discharge into the open air of the exhaust of any steam engine or stationary internal combustion engine except through a muffler or other device which will effectively prevent loud and raucous noises therefrom;
   (B)   Pile drivers, steam shovels, etc. The operation between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. on any day or at any time on Sunday, of any pile driver, steam shovel, pneumatic hammer, derrick, dredge, steam or electric hoist, or other such appliance, the use of which is attended by loud and raucous noise;
   (C)   Blowers, fans, etc. The operation of any blower or power fan or any internal combustion engine, the operation of which causes loud and raucous noise, unless the noise from such blower or fan is muffled, or such engine is equipped with a muffler device sufficient to prevent loud and raucous noise;
   (D)   Horns, signaling devices, etc. The sounding of any horn, whistle, or other audible signaling device so as to create a loud and raucous noise;
   (E)   Radios, amplifiers, phonographs, etc. Using, operating, or permitting to be played, used, or operated, any radio, amplifier, musical instrument, phonograph, or other device for the producing or reproducing of sound in such manner as to cause loud and raucous noise;
   (F)   Soundtrucks. No amplifier or loudspeaker in, upon, or attached to a sound truck or other device for amplifying sound shall be operated or be permitted to operate within the city for the purpose of advertising or to attract the attention of the public;
   (G)   Yelling, shouting, etc. Yelling, shouting, whistling, or singing at any time or place so as to create a loud and raucous noise between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. on any day;
   (H)   Animals, birds, etc. The keeping of any animal or bird which habitually causes a loud and raucous noise;
   (I)   Defect in vehicle or load. The use of any motor vehicle so out of repair, so loaded, or loaded in such a manner as to create loud grating, grinding, rattling, or other loud and raucous noise, or which is not equipped with a muffler in good working order and in constant operation so as to prevent loud and raucous noise;
   (J)   Building construction or repair. The erection, including excavating, demolition, alteration, or repair of any building so as to create a loud and raucous noise other than between the hours of 7:00 a.m and 6:00 p.m. on Monday through Saturday, except in cases of urgent necessity in the interest of public health and safety, and then only with a permit from the City Code Enforcement Officer which permit may be granted for a period not to exceed three working days or less while the emergency continues, and which permit may be renewed for successive periods of three days or less while the emergency continues. If the City Code Enforcement Officer should determine that the public health and safety necessitates the issuance of such a permit and will not be impaired by the erection, demolition, alteration, or repair of any building or the excavation or repair of any building, or the excavation of streets and highways within the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. on Monday through Saturday or on Sunday, he or she may grant permission for such work to be done within such hours or within a shorter time period during such hours, upon application being made at the time the permit for the work is issued or during the progress of the work;
   (K)   Noises heard within schools, public buildings, churches, hospitals. The creation of any loud and raucous noise heard within any school, public building, church or hospital, or on the grounds thereof, while in use, which interferes with the workings of such institution, or which disturbs or annoys patients in the hospital;
   (L)   Noises to attract attention. The use of any drum or other instrument or device to create a loud and raucous noise;
   (M)   Jacob brakes. The creation or emission of engine exhaust noise through the use of Jacob brakes or other similar engine compression retarding devices so as to create a loud or raucous noise, except when such devices are used as a safety device only;
   (N)   Motor vehicle radios and sound devices. Using, operating, or permitting to be played, any radio, music player, or audio system in a motor vehicle which produces or reproduces sound in such a manner as to cause a loud and raucous noise which is plainly audible to persons other than the occupants of said vehicle.
(Ord. 182, passed 7-6-04)