Village of Fort Edward, NY
Washington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Fort Edward 5-3-1999 by L.L. No. 2-1999 (Ch. 61 of the 1985 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Nuisance properties — See Ch. 220.
It is the intent of the Fort Edward Village Board to allow residents to enjoy the environment of the Village without subjecting residents to disturbing, excessive or offensive noise which creates a detriment to the life, health or enjoyment of their property. This chapter is to be construed literally, but is not intended to discourage the enjoyment by residents of normal, reasonable and useful activities.
A. 
No person shall cause, suffer, allow or permit to be made unreasonable noise. For the purpose of this chapter, unreasonable noise is any disturbing, excessive or offensive sound which disturbs a reasonable person of normal sensitivities.
B. 
The following acts are declared to be evidence of a violation of this chapter:
(1) 
Any unnecessary noise from any source between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
(2) 
Noise from a dog or other pet that is continuous and exceeds 15 minutes.
(3) 
Noise from a burglar alarm or other alarm system of any building, motor vehicle or boat which is continuous.
(4) 
Noise from any sound reproduction system, operating or playing any radio, portable radio or tape player, television, tape deck or similar device that reproduces or amplifies sound in such a manner as to be heard 60 feet from its source or over any property line.
(5) 
The erection, excavation, demolition, alteration or repair of any building other than between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. except in the case of public safety or emergency.
(6) 
The operation of power equipment between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
(7) 
The sounding of any horn or signaling device of an automobile, motorcycle or other vehicle for any unnecessary reason or unreasonable period of time.
(8) 
The making of improper noise or disturbance or operating a motor vehicle, snowmobile, all terrain vehicle or other motorized vehicle in such a manner as to cause excessive squealing or other excessive noise of tires.
(9) 
Offering for sale anything by shouting or crying out upon the public streets and sidewalks.
(10) 
The use of Jake brakes® is prohibited and may be used only in an emergency.
A. 
The emission of sound for the purpose of alerting persons to the existence of any emergency.
B. 
Noise from municipality-sponsored celebrations or events.
C. 
Noise from individually sponsored events where a permit for public assembly has been obtained.
D. 
The operation or use of any organ, radio, bell, chimes or other instrument, apparatus or device by any church or synagogue.
E. 
Noise generated by the installation and maintenance of utilities.
F. 
Noise generated by normal operations of the Village of Fort Edward.
Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation and shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $250 for each offense or imprisonment of 15 days, or both.