Chapter 15.32
REGULATION OF CONSTRUCTION HOURS

Sections:

15.32.010    Construction hours regulated.

15.32.020    Public nuisance.

15.32.030    Penalties.

15.32.010 Construction hours regulated.

No construction activity shall be permitted within one thousand feet of any residence between the hours of seven p.m. to seven a.m., Monday through Friday, and seven p.m. to eight a.m. weekends, and federal, state or city observed holidays. The city council may grant exemptions from the prohibition set forth in this section for:

A.    Public works projects and other projects within the public rights-of-way for which the city council determines that the public benefit of night-time construction outweighs the short-term impacts of such construction; and/or

B.    Large scale commercial projects may also apply for an exemption which the city council may grant if it finds that the benefits of reducing the overall construction schedule and/or the additional benefits to the city from sales and use tax revenue from the project outweigh the short-term inconvenience to neighboring residents. (Ord. 2005-16 § 1, 2005: Ord. 98-19 § 1, 1998: Ord. 90-29 § 1 (part), 1990)

15.32.020 Public nuisance.

All construction activities undertaken in violation of the prohibitions set forth in Section 15.32.010 are declared to be a public nuisance. (Ord. 90-29 § 1 (part), 1990)

15.32.030 Penalties.

It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to violate or fail to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter. Any person, firm or corporation who shall commit any violation of this chapter shall have committed a civil infraction and, upon a finding by the municipal court such infraction has been committed, shall pay a monetary penalty to the city in an amount not to exceed one hundred dollars per offense. Each day or portion thereof during which any violation of this chapter is committed shall constitute a separate offense. (Ord. 90-29 § 1 (part), 1990)