Borough of Waynesboro, PA
Franklin County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Waynesboro 8-17-2005 by Ord. No. 1031. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Peace and good order — See Ch. 190.
Without limitation as to the type of noise-producing acts which are in violation of this chapter, noise produced by the following acts is to be declared to be loud, disturbing, and unnecessary noise in violation of this chapter.
A. 
Radios and other amplified music. Use or operation of, or permitting the use of operation of, any radio, CD player, television set, musical instrument, stereo (phonograph), or other machine or device designated or intended to produce or reproduce sound in such a manner which may reasonably be anticipated to disturb the peace, quiet, comfort, health or safety of residential inhabitants or at any time with louder volume than is necessary for convenient hearing by the person or persons who are in the room, vehicle or chamber in which such machine or device is operating and who are voluntary listeners thereto. The operating of any such machine or device in such manner as to be plainly audible at a distance of 50 feet from the source shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this chapter.
[Amended 12-6-2007 by Ord. No. 1055]
B. 
Exemptions.
(1) 
Amplified announcements electronically amplified at athletic events.
(2) 
Concerts, band concerts, block parties, licensed carnivals, or other performances or similar activities publicly or privately sponsored and presented in any public or private space outdoors, provided that such activities do not occur between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
(3) 
School and public activities.
(4) 
Sound from bells or whistles, which are used for public or private entertainment or notice, such as but not limited to shop whistles or carillons.
(5) 
Other temporary exemptions that may be approved by Borough Council from time to time.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $100 and not more than the maximum fine permitted for a summary offense, plus costs of prosecution and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to imprisonment for not more than 10 days. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during which a violation occurs or continues.