[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Albion 4-14-1989 by L.L. No. 1-1989. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known as the "Noise Pollution Control Law of the Town of Albion."
No person shall cause or permit to be caused any noise which can be heard by a person with normal hearing beyond the boundaries of property owned, leased or otherwise controlled by him and which is caused by the following:
Continuous animal noises occurring between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
Construction or demolition work occurring between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., except in the event of an emergency requiring that such construction or demolition work proceed immediately.
Radios, televisions, record players, tape players and/or other like devices to the extent that the volume and/or frequency of the sounds therefrom are such as are reasonably likely to annoy or cause discomfort to surrounding neighbors.
The operation on private property of minibikes, snowmobiles, motorcycles or other recreational vehicles of any description, designated for either on- or off-road use, between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. to the extent that the sounds therefrom are reasonably likely to annoy or cause discomfort to surrounding neighbors and, in any event, if such operation occurs closer than 200 feet to any residence except the residence of the owner or operator thereof or any residence to which the owner or operator may be invited.
Any and all other activities producing loud or raucous noises occurring between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. which are likely to annoy or disturb persons of normal hearing and sensibilities.
In addition to the foregoing, no internal-combustion engine shall be operated at any time or place in the Town of Albion without an adequate muffler designed and manufactured to suppress exhaust noises to a minimum.
A violation of this chapter is a violation under the Penal Law, punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both. Each day's violation shall constitute a separate offense.
This chapter and the proscriptions and penalties set forth herein are in addition to and not in lieu of all other applicable laws, rules and regulations, which are therefore continued in full force and effect and unaffected by this chapter. In particular and without in any way limiting the generality of the foregoing, it is noted that the provisions of Vehicle and Traffic Law § 375, Subdivisions 31, 31-a and 31-b (pertaining to mufflers, exhaust systems and modifications thereof), and of Penal Law § 240.20 (disorderly conduct) and § 240.21 (aggravated disorderly conduct) may also apply to prohibit and sanction certain conduct and activities proscribed by this chapter.