[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Cornwall 2-8-2010 by L.L. No. 1-2010. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall, with the intent to cause annoyance, alarm or undue inconvenience to others, or with reckless disregard thereof, make unreasonably loud noise. Under this section, noise shall be deemed unreasonably loud if it is audible upon property owned or occupied by others and is of such volume and duration as a reasonable person of normal sensitivities would not tolerate.
It is prohibited to conduct any building construction or demolition producing noise subject to this chapter between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Monday through Friday and between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, including operation or use any pile driver, steam shovel, pneumatic hammer, derrick, steam or electric hoist or other apparatus the use of which is attended by loud noise.
Any sounds generated by a use that is subject to the provisions of Town Code § 158-17B and which complies with the terms and provisions thereof shall not constitute a violation of this chapter.
The following items are specifically exempted from the provisions of this chapter:
Sounds created by the operation of lawn mowers, snowblowers, leaf blowers or similar devices, provided that such sounds are not generated with the intent to cause annoyance, alarm or undue inconvenience to owners or occupants of adjoining property.
Sounds created by construction activities during the period 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Sounds created by emergency construction or repair work performed between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Monday through Friday or between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, which is necessary to preserve safety or prevent property damage.
Music or other sounds produced in connection with any military or civic parade, celebratory procession, holiday festival or decoration, funeral procession or religious service.
Sound produced by any organ, bell, chimes or any other similar instrument or device by any church, synagogue or school on or within its own premises in connection with religious rites or ceremonies of such church or synagogue or in connection with a school education program.
Sounds produced by agricultural activities.
Sounds created by any governmental agency by the use of public warning devices, including such devices used by police officers, fire personnel, and similar emergency responders while executing their duties as may be appropriate.
Sounds created by public utilities in carrying out the operations of their franchise.
Sounds arising from sporting events, recreational activities or child's play between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., provided that such sounds are not generated with the intent to cause annoyance, alarm or undue inconvenience to owners or occupants of adjoining property.
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of an offense and, for conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.