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The following noises are declared to be in violation of § 97.02 if generated between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. and are prohibited between those hours. This enumeration shall not be construed to be an exclusive list of actions or noises that violate § 97.02 nor shall satisfying any requirements of this section render a sound in and of itself reasonable.
(A) Outdoor use of television sets, radios, music amplification and playing devices, and the like. The outdoor use, operation, or playing of any television set, radio, musical instrument, phonograph, sound amplifying device or other machine or device for the production or reproduction of sound to the extent that it is audible at a distance in excess of 150 feet from the origin of the sound.
(B) Indoor use of musical instruments, sound amplification, and the like. The indoor use, operation or playing of a musical instrument or sound amplifying device at such volume or in such manner as to be clearly audible disturbing (as defined in this Chapter 97 ) within another person's temporary or usual place of abode and.
(C) Yelling, shouting, and the like. Yelling, shouting, whistling, or singing outdoors at a volume which is audible within another person's temporary or usual place of abode.
(D) Parties. Noise from parties or gatherings of people, including but not limited to the noise from many voices speaking at once, drunken conversation, yelling, shouting, singing, music, breaking glass, or fireworks, which is audible within another person's temporary or usual place of abode. For purposes of this division, a "party" is considered any gathering of people, whether at a fixed location or otherwise, for social interaction.
(E) Fireworks. The use of fireworks or other noisemakers which produce sound audible within another person's temporary or usual place of abode, except as allowed pursuant to a valid pyrotechnics permit issued under applicable law.
(F) Vehicles. The prolonged idling or running of a motor vehicle for a period of time exceeding what is reasonably needed to "warm" a vehicle's engine before use, which is audible within another person's temporary or usual place of abode.
(G) Loading or unloading commercial vehicles; the deposit or disturbance of solid waste materials and recyclables. Noise made in connection with the prolonged loading or unloading of any commercial vehicle or the prolonged deposit, collection or disturbance of solid waste materials or recyclables, at a sound level audible within another person's temporary or usual place of abode.
(H) Construction activity. The erection (including excavation), demolition, alteration, or repair of any building or structure of any kind in a residential area or business district other than between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, except in the case of emergency repairs to existing structures not then under construction and in the case of urgent necessity in the interest of public safety and upon notice to the Town Manager or his or her designee. Provided that such activities shall be deemed unreasonably loud and disturbing noises for all of Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day when such days fall on a day other than Sunday.
(Ord. 1810, passed 9-10-20)