Any other provision of § 96.04 or other section of this chapter to the contrary notwithstanding, the term NOISE DISTURBANCE, as used in this chapter, does not mean or include the following sounds:
   (A)   Emergencies. The sound emitted in the performance of emergency work or to alert persons to the existence of an emergency;
   (B)   Alarms. The sound emitted by the intentional sounding outdoors of any fire, burglar or civil defense alarm, siren, whistle or similar stationary emergency signaling device for emergency purposes, or for the essential testing of the device when conducted between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.;
   (C)   Church bells. The sound emitted by church carillons, bells or chimes;
   (D)   Automobile radios. The sound emitted by an automobile or truck radio, tape deck or player or other standard equipment used and intended for the use and enjoyment of the vehicle’s occupants while the vehicle is on the public right-of-way; provided that the sound emitted therefrom is not audible for more than 50 feet;
   (E)   Certain signaling devices. The sound emitted by mobile radio or telephone signaling devices;
   (F)   Religious ceremonies. The sound emitted in conjunction with a religious celebration;
   (G)   Law enforcement. The sounds made or caused to be made by law enforcement officials in the performance of their official duties;
   (H)   Mosquito spraying equipment. The sound made by city-owned or hired mosquito spraying equipment; and
   (I)   Snow removal equipment. Any sound emitted by equipment engaged in snow removal, regardless of day; time of day; public or private operations; and whether on residential or nonresidential property.
(1999 Code, § 48.05) (Ord. 2011-04, passed 4-21-2011)