[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Delhi 11-7-1983 by L.L. No. 4-1983 (Ch. 25 of the 1979 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is hereby declared to be the policy of the Village of Delhi to prevent excessive, unnecessary or unusually loud noise. It is further declared that the provisions and prohibitions hereinafter contained and enacted are in pursuance of and for the purpose of preserving, protecting and promoting the public health, comfort, convenience, safety, welfare and the peace and quiet of the Village of Delhi and its inhabitants.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any individual, partnership, company, public or private corporation, association, firm, organization, political subdivision, governmental agency or department, municipality, trust, estate or any other legal entity whatsoever.
It shall be unlawful for any person to unreasonably make or continue, or cause to be made or continued, any loud, unnecessary or unusual noise or to permit any other so to do, which disturbs the peace or quiet of any neighborhood or which causes discomfort or annoyance to any reasonable person of normal sensitiveness residing in the area.
[Amended 10-20-1986 by L.L. No. 3-1986]
For the purposes of this section, a police officer of the Village of Delhi shall be considered a reasonable person of normal sensitiveness, whether residing in the area or not.
For the purposes of this section, it shall be presumed that the owner, tenant, person or persons in possession or control and the occupants of the particular premises are, jointly or severally, permitting such noise.
[Amended 11-19-1984 by L.L. No. 11-1984]
Each violation of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 for a first conviction thereof; for a second conviction within 12 months thereafter, such person shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.