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The following, and the causing or permitting thereof, are declared to be in violation of this chapter.
(a) Construction. Operating or permitting the operation of any tools or equipment used in construction, drilling or demolition work between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. such that the sound therefrom creates a noise disturbance across a residential real property boundary, except for emergency work of public service utilities or by special variance. Sunday, such operations shall be prohibited before 8:30 a.m.
(b) Domestic Power Tools. Operating or permitting the operation of any mechanically powered saw, drill, sander, grinder, lawn or garden tool, lawnmower or other similar outdoor device other than powered snow removal equipment outdoors between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., or on Saturday or Sunday before the hour of 8:30 a.m.
(c) Emergency Signaling Devices. The intentional sounding outdoors of any fire, burglar or civil defense alarm, siren, whistle, or similar stationary emergency signaling device (except for emergency purposes or for testing) as provided in this section. Testing of a stationary emergency signaling device shall occur at the same time of day each time such a test is performed, but not before 7:00 a.m. or after 9:00 p.m., or the closing time of a commercial establishment, whichever shall occur later. Any such testing shall use only the minimum cycle test time. In no case shall such test time exceed sixty seconds. Testing of the complete emergency signaling system, including the functioning of the signaling device and the personnel response to the signaling device, shall not occur before 7:00 a.m. or after 9:00 p.m. In no case shall such test exceed ten minutes.
(d) Explosives. Firearms and Similar Devices. The using or firing of explosives, firearms or similar devices which create impulsive sound so as to cause a noise disturbance across a real property boundary or on a public space or right of way, without first obtaining a special variance or permit.
(e) Loading and Unloading. Loading, unloading, opening, closing or other handling of boxes, crates, containers, building materials, garbage cans or similar objects between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. in such a manner as to cause a noise disturbance across a residential district boundary.
(f) Loudspeakers and Public Address Systems.
(1) Using, operating or permitting the operation of any loudspeaker, public address system, mobile sound vehicle or similar device amplifying sound therefrom on a public right of way or public space for any commercial purpose.
(2) Using, operating or permitting for any noncommercial purpose any loudspeaker, public address system, mobile sound vehicle, or solar device between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. such that the sound therefrom creates a noise disturbance across a residential district boundary.
(g) Powered Model Vehicles. Operating or permitting the operation of a powered model vehicle or vehicles so as to create a noise disturbance across a residential real property boundary or in a public space between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
(h) Radios Television Sets, Musical Instruments and Similar Devices. Operating, playing or permitting the operation or playing of any radio, television, phonograph, drum, musical instrument, or similar device:
(1) Between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. in such a manner as to create a noise disturbance across a residential real property boundary; or
(2) In such a manner as to create a continuing noise disturbance at fifty feet from such device when operated in or on a motor vehicle on a public right of way or public space.
(i) Vehicle or Motorboat Repairs and Testing. Repairing, rebuilding, modifying, or testing any motor vehicle, motorcycle, motor bicycle, or motorboat in such a manner as to cause a noise disturbance across a residential real property boundary.
(Ord. 1985-97. Passed 64-85.)
(j) Railroads. Where a railroad track is adjacent to or predominantly in a residential area, no railroad company, its agents, servants or employees, or any other person, shall cause the switching, hooking, unhooking, bumping or operation of any railroad equipment, including railroad and engine cars, in such a manner as to create unnecessary noise between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. of the following day. Any such noise that can be distinctly heard at a distance of 500 feet from the source shall be deemed a loud or unnecessary noise and disturbing and detrimental to the health or comfort of any individual.
(Ord. 2000-85. Passed 5-16-00.)