Township of Cecil, PA
Washington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Cecil 5-17-2000 as part of Ord. No. 5-00; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known and cited as the "Cecil Township Noise Ordinance."
A. 
Excessive noise shall be required to be muffled so as not to be objectionable to surrounding property owners due to intermittence, beat frequency, shrillness or volume.
B. 
Requirements of this section do not apply to:
(1) 
Construction activities conducted between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., provided that the construction activities do not occur on Sundays and state-declared holidays.
(2) 
Sound-generating equipment or apparatus used for public safety or to warn of an emergency.
(3) 
Noise from use-related refuse collection and loading/unloading operations when conducted during normal business hours of 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., excluding Sundays and state-approved holidays.
(4) 
Noise produced by sources not under the control of the property owner.
(5) 
Lawn maintenance and home repair, when conducted between sunrise and sunset as a normal function of any authorized use.
(6) 
Agricultural operations protected from nuisance suits by Act No. 1982-133.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The Right to Farm Act, see 3 P.S. § 951 et seq.
(7) 
Activities of a temporary duration, permitted by law and for which a license or permit has been granted, including but not limited to parades and fireworks displays.
(8) 
Scheduled school band activities.
C. 
Prohibited: Dynamiting or blasting unless approved by the Township after a public hearing.