16.09 LOUD AND UNNECESSARY NOISE.

(1)    PROHIBITED. No person shall make or cause to be made any loud, disturbing or unnecessary sound or noises such as may tend to annoy or disturb another in or about any public street, alley, or park or any private residence.

(2)    MOTOR VEHICLE NOISE. No person shall make unnecessary and annoying noise with a motor vehicle by squealing tires, excessive acceleration of the engine, or by emitting unnecessary and loud muffler noises. In this section the term “motor vehicle” will also include motor driven cycles.

(3)    LIGHT MOTOR VEHICLE NOISE CONTROL.

(a)    SCOPE. This section shall apply to the control of all noise caused by light motor vehicles and audio devices such as, but not limited to, radios, phonographs, and tape players, in light motor vehicles originating within the limits of the City of Edgerton.

(b)    DEFINITIONS. The following words and terms, whenever they occur in this ordinance shall be interpreted as herein defined.

1.    Terminology. All terminology used in this ordinance not defined below, shall be in conformance with applicable publications of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) or its successor body.

2.    A-weighted Sound Level. This means the sound pressure level in decibels as measured on a sound level meter using the A-weighing network. The level so read is designated dB(a) or dBA.

3.    Noise Level. This shall refer to the A- weighted sound level produced by a light motor vehicle or as a result of the operation of audio devices such as, but not limited to, radios, phonographs and tape players in said light motor vehicle.

4.    Person. This means any individual, association, partnership, or corporation, and includes any officer, employee, department, agency or instrumentality of a State or any political subdivision of a State.

5.    Sound Level Meter. This means an instrument which is used to measure sound pressure levels. This instrument shall comply with the standards for Type 1 and Type 2 sound level meters as specified in American National Standards Institute Standard ANSI S1.4-1971 or its successor.

6.    Sound Pressure Level. This means 20 times the logarithm to the base 10 of the ratio of the RMS sound pressure to the reference pressure of 20 micropascals. This sound pressure level is expressed in decibels.

7.    Noise. This means any sound which annoys or disturbs persons or which causes or tends to cause an adverse psychological or physiological effect on a person.

8.    Light Motor Vehicle. For the purpose of Section 16.09(3) a light motor vehicle shall mean any automobile, van, motorcycle, motor driven cycle, motor scooter or light truck with gross vehicular weight of less than 8,000 pounds.

(4)    INFRASTRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION. No person, firm or corporation shall at any time on Monday through Saturday between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. create any loud or sharp noises, concussions or disturbing sounds associated with the construction, excavation, demolition, alteration or repair of any infrastructure. No person, firm or corporation shall at any time on Sunday create any loud or sharp noises, concussions or disturbing sounds associated with the construction, excavation, demolition, alteration or repair of any infrastructure. This ordinance does not apply to the installation or repair of utilities not under the City’s jurisdiction (i.e. gas electric, cable, etc.)

Emergency situations involving the repair of essential services or protection of persons or property shall be exempt from the terms of this ordinance. The City Department Head responsible for the repair shall have the authority to grant a permit for such work upon determining that the resulting loss due to inconvenience would be extraordinary and of such nature as to warrant special consideration.

(5)    CONSTRUCTION OR REPAIR OF BUILDINGS. No person, firm or corporation shall at any time between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. demolish, alter or repair any building, including the operation of any excavation equipment, pile driver, steam shovel, pneumatic hammer, derrick, steam or electric hoist, or any other similar equipment attended by loud or unusual noise. No person, firm or corporation shall at any time on Sunday create any loud or sharp noises, concussions or disturbing sounds associated with the construction, excavation, demolition, alteration or repair of any infrastructure. Building construction or repair done by the property owner is excluded from this time limitation. Emergency situations involving the repair of essential services or protection of persons or property shall be exempt from the terms of this ordinance. The City Department Head responsible for the repair shall have the authority to grant a permit for such work upon determining that the resulting loss due to inconvenience would be extraordinary and of such nature as to warrant special consideration.