Township of Upper Chichester, PA
Delaware County
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[Adopted 11-17-1987 by Ord. No. 456 (Ch. 2, Part 3, of the 1987 Code of Ordinances)]
The Board of Commissioners of the Township of Upper Chichester, finding that excessive levels of sound are detrimental to the physical, mental and social well-being of the people as well as to their comfort, living conditions, general welfare and safety and being therefore a public health and welfare hazard, hereby declares it to be necessary to provide for the greater control and more effective regulation of excessive sound and the sources of excessive sound within the Township.
It shall be illegal within the Township of Upper Chichester for any person or persons to own, possess, harbor, or control any animal or bird which makes any noise continuously and/or incessantly for a period of 10 minutes or makes such noise intermittently for 1/2 hour or more to the disturbance of any person any time of the day or night regardless of whether the animal or bird is physically situated in or upon private property, said noise being a nuisance; provided that, at the time the animal or bird is making such noise, no person is attempting to trespass upon private property in or upon which the animal or bird is situated.
This article shall not be deemed to prohibit or otherwise declare unlawful any agricultural operations protected from the nuisance suits by Act No. 1982-133.[1]
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Editor's Note: See 3 P.S. § 951 et seq.
[Amended 12-8-1988 by Ord. No. 465[1]]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000, together with the costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, shall be subject to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days. Every day that a violation of this article continues shall constitute a separate offense.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).