Town of Williamson, NY
Wayne County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Williamson 11-14-1967. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Dog control — See Ch. 58, Art. III.
Farming noises — See Ch. 89, Art. I.
Zoning — See Ch. 178.
Subject to the provisions of this section, the creation of any unreasonable, loud, disturbing or unnecessary noise in the Town of Williamson is hereby declared to be a nuisance and is prohibited.
The following acts are declared to be a violation of this section but such enumeration shall not be deemed to be exclusive, namely:
Any unnecessary noise or boisterous conduct which unreasonably causes, or recklessly creates the risk of causing, inconvenience, annoyance or alarm to any individual or individuals in the vicinity.
Noise of such character, intensity or duration as to be detrimental to the life or health of any individual in the vicinity.
The use of any automobile, motorcycle or vehicle so out of repair, so loaded, or in any manner as to create loud and unnecessary grating, grinding, rattling, screeching or other noise such as racing of engine and/or screeching or squealing of tires.
The use of or exploding of fireworks without a permit. The term "fireworks" as used in this section is declared, to have the same meaning as the word "fireworks" defined in the Penal Law of the State of New York.
The discharge into the open air of the exhaust from any engine, except through a muffler or other device which will effectively prevent loud or explosive noises therefrom.
Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to apply to activities in the public parks, playgrounds or public buildings under the permission or authority of the municipal officials; or the production of music in connection with a military or civic parade, funeral procession or religious ceremony; or to prevent any musical performance conducted, under consent of municipal authority; or to police officers or firemen, while in the discharge of their duties; or to usual industrial and agricultural occupations.
The Supervisor by and with the consent of the majority of the Town Board may, upon the written request of an individual, group or organization, authorize the suspension of any part of this chapter, if upon any occasion of special public interest, for such time and upon such conditions as shall be prescribed by him or them.
The provisions of this chapter shall be liberally construed to prevent excessive, unreasonable, disturbing and unnecessary noise, due consideration being given to the circumstances, time of day and particular location of each violation.
Any person, corporation or partnership violating, or any person who assists in violating, any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not to exceed $100 or by imprisonment in the county jail for a period not to exceed 15 days, or both such fine and imprisonment; and each violation of any of the provisions of this chapter, and each day the same is violated, shall be deemed and taken to be a separate and distinct offense.