Chapter 9.30


9.30.010    Police and fire communications.

9.30.020    Unnecessary noises prohibited.

9.30.030    Repealed.

9.30.040    Public drinking – Open container.

9.30.010 Police and fire communications.

No person shall operate any generator or electromagnetic wave or cause a disturbance of such magnitude as to interfere with the proper functioning of any police or fire department radio communication system. [Ord. 642 § 21, 1987]

9.30.020 Unnecessary noises prohibited.

No person shall create, permit, or continue any loud, disturbing or unnecessary noise. The following acts are declared to be violations of this section, but such enumerations shall not be deemed to be exclusive:

(1) The keeping of any animal which by frequent or loud continued noise disturbs the comfort and repose of any person in the vicinity.

(2) The use of any automobile, motorcycle or other vehicle, any engine, stationary or moving instrument, device or thing so out of repair, so loaded, or operated in such manner as to create loud or unnecessary grating, grinding, rattling or other noises.

(3) The sounding of any horn or signal device on any automobile, motorcycle or other vehicle on any street or public place of the city, except as a necessary warning of danger to property or persons.

(4) The use of any mechanical device operated by compressed air, steam or otherwise, unless the noise created is effectively muffled.

(5) The erection, including excavating, demolition, alteration, or repair of any building, other than between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., except upon special permit granted by the common council.

(6) The use of any gong or siren upon any vehicle, other than police, fire or other emergency vehicle.

(7) The operation of any gasoline engine not equipped with a muffler.

(8) The use of a “muffler cutout” on any motor vehicle upon any street.

(9) The use or operation of any automatic or electric piano, phonograph, radio, loudspeaker or any sound-amplifying device so loudly as to disturb persons in the vicinity thereof or in a manner which renders it a public nuisance. Upon application to the common council, permits may be granted to responsible persons or organizations to broadcast programs of music, news, speeches or general entertainment.

(10) The use of any loudspeaker, public announcing equipment, or other automatic or electrical device for magnifying sound within the city between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. during weekdays, or on Sunday at any time. Loudspeakers and public announcement systems may be used to announce athletic contests and other civic functions at any time; provided, the equipment is used and its tone modulated so that it is not audible at a distance greater than one block. This provision shall not apply to church or school functions.

(11) The conducting, operating or maintaining of any garage within 100 feet of any building used as a private residence, apartment house, rooming house or hotel in a manner which causes loud or offensive noises to be emitted between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. [Ord. 642 § 22, 1987]

9.30.030 Ice and snow removal.

Repealed by Ord. 762. [Ord. 642 § 23, 1987]

9.30.040 Public drinking – Open container.

No person shall drink or consume any alcoholic liquor or possess upon his immediate person any container which contains any alcoholic liquor after the same has been opened, or a seal broken thereon, or the contents of which have been partially removed in or upon a street, alley, mall, parking lot or structure, motor vehicle, public grounds or premises open to the general public for the use of motor vehicles whether the premises are publicly or privately owned and whether or not a fee is charged for the use of the premises unless such place has been licensed for that purpose by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission and/or other authority; provided, however, nothing in this section shall prohibit the drinking of any alcoholic beverage at any activity for which a permit authorizing such consumption or possession has been obtained from the city, nor where such drinking or possession occurs within 250 feet of the residence of the person involved when such residence is in a residentially zoned area pursuant to city ordinance. [Ord. 674, 1990; Ord. 642 § 27, 1987]