Chapter 9.10


9.10.010    Disorderly conduct at fires.

9.10.020    Unnecessary noise.

9.10.010 Disorderly conduct at fires.

A. No person at or near a fire shall obstruct or impede fighting of the fire, interfere with fire department personnel or fire department apparatus, behave in a disorderly manner, or refuse to observe promptly an order of a member of the fire or police department.

B. For purposes of this section, members of the fire department are endowed with the same powers of arrest as are conferred on peace officers for violations of city ordinances. (Ord. 916 § 2, 1987)

9.10.020 Unnecessary noise.

No person shall create or assist in creating or permit the continuance of unreasonable noise in the city. The following enumeration of violations of this section is not exclusive but is illustrative of some unreasonable noises:

A. Keeping an animal that, by loud and frequent or continued noise, disturbs the comfort and repose of a person in the vicinity.

B. Using an engine, thing or device that is so loaded, out of repair or operated in such a manner as to create a loud or unnecessary grating, grinding, rattling or other noise.

C. Using a mechanical device operated by compressed air, steam or otherwise, unless the noise created by it is effectively muffled.

D. Construction, excavation, demolition, alteration or repair of a building between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., except by special permit granted by the city.

E. Using or operating an automatic or electric piano, phonograph, loudspeaker or sound-amplifying device so loudly that it disturbs persons in its vicinity, or in a manner that makes it a public nuisance. However, on application to the council, permits may be granted to broadcast music, news, speeches or general entertainment. (Ord. 916 § 4, 1987)