[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Green Tree as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Noise
Article II Laser Devices
[Adopted 10-5-1998 by Ord. No. 1378 (Secs. 650.01 and 650.99 of the 1982 Code)]
No person shall unnecessarily and repeatedly sound the horn of any vehicle or use any loud signaling device thereon, except an emergency vehicle or a vehicle on emergency business.
No person shall operate, or cause to be operated, any audio or audio-generating device, including, but not limited to, an audio amplification device, an audio reproduction device, a hand-carried radio, cassette, compact disc player or portable television, whether or not such device is carried or installed in a vehicle, on any public street, sidewalk, park, conveyance, building or property or on any private property, which generates an A-weighted sound level in excess of 68 dB(a), measured at or adjusted to a distance of 50 feet from the location of the source of the sound. If an A-weighted sound device is not present, a violation will be deemed to have occurred if the sound is audible to any degree to a police officer located a distance of not less than 75 feet from the source of the sound. However, a violation shall not be deemed to apply to an audio device used in conjunction with a private or public open-air musical concert or event.
An A-weighted sound device shall be a sound level measuring device classified as either a Type I or Type II as defined by the American National Standards Institute Specifications, Section 1.4-1971.
Any audio or audio-generating device used for one or more of the following purposes shall be exempt from this section:
Any such device being operated to request assistance or warn of any hazardous or emergency situation;
Any such device used in conjunction with an emergency vehicle or any vehicle operated by any utility, including gas, electric, water or communications; or
Any such device used in connection with a parade, a political activity, an amusement activity or a community event, provided the same is open to the general public, and provided, further, that the allowable sound level as set forth in Subsection B hereof is not exceeded between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. of the following day, prevailing time.
In the event the source of any noise, horn, audio device or audio-generating device as set forth in Subsection B hereof is located in a vehicle, it shall be sufficient under this section for the titled owner of the vehicle to be identified and cited therein. For purposes of this section, the titled owner of the vehicle shall be deemed to be the person in control of said vehicle and the person violating this section.
Whoever violates any of the provisions of § 230-1 shall be fined $150 for a first offense and $300 for each subsequent offense.
[Adopted 6-7-1994 by Ord. No. 1394 (Sec. 650.02 of the 1982 Code)]
As used in this article, "laser pointer," "laser beam" and "laser beam device" mean any device containing a diode laser that emits an intense beam of light, whether classified as:
A Class 3a diode laser in the 630-680 nm wavelength with power output in the 1 mw to 5 mw range;
A Class 2 laser with an output of less than 1 mw; or
A Class 3(b) or Class 4 laser; and whether or not the laser emits a red, green or other colored beam, and whether or not the devices contain or are required to contain any FDA warning.
No person shall point, shine, focus or otherwise illuminate any person, police officer or animal by use of a laser pointer, laser beam or laser beam device.
No person shall point, shine, focus or otherwise illuminate a motor vehicle or a motor vehicle operator by use of a laser pointer, laser beam or laser beam device.
No person shall have, possess or use a laser pointer, laser beam or laser beam device in any park, swimming pool, playground, ball field or building owned, possessed or controlled by the Borough.