[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of North Hills 12-22-1982 by L.L. No. 24-1982 (Ch. 133 of the 1982 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is found and declared that:
The making, creating or maintaining of noises which are loud, intermittent, prolonged, unusual or unnatural in their time, place or use adversely affects and is detrimental to the public health, comfort, convenience, safety, welfare and constitutes a disturbance to the peace and repose of the residents of the Village.
The necessity in the public interest for the provisions and prohibitions hereinafter contained and enacted is declared a matter of legislative determination and public policy, and it is further declared that the provisions and prohibitions hereinafter contained and enacted are in pursuance of and for the purpose of securing and promoting the public health, comfort, safety, welfare and peace and quiet of the Village and its inhabitants.
No person shall make or cause to be made or continued, nor shall any owner, lessee or occupant of any land in the Village permit to be made or continued on his premises, any loud, unnecessary, unusual or annoying, intermittent or prolonged noise or any noise which either annoys, destroys, injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace or safety of others within the Village.
The following acts, without limiting the provisions of § 156-2 hereof, are expressly declared to be noises in violation of this chapter:
Horns, signaling devices, etc. The sounding of any horns or signaling devices on any automobile, motorcycle or other vehicle except as a danger signal or warning signal; the creation by means of any such signaling device of any unreasonable or harsh sound; and the sounding of any such device for an unnecessary or intermittent or unreasonable length of time.
Loudspeakers, amplifiers for advertising or broadcasting. The using, operating or permitting to be played, used or operated of any radio or television set, musical instrument, phonograph, loudspeaker, sound amplifier or other machines or devices for the producing or reproducing of sound which is cast upon private property from the public streets or other public places for the purpose of advertising or broadcasting, unless a permit therefor shall have been issued by the Board of Trustees.
Unnecessary amplification. The using, operating or permitting to be used or operated of any radio, television set, phonograph, loudspeaker, sound amplifier or other machines or devices for the producing or reproducing of sound at a volume level sufficient to cause the sound produced or reproduced to be audible at a point 10 feet beyond the lot line of the property on which the sound is produced or reproduced.
Animals. The keeping of any animals which, by causing frequent or long-continued noise, shall disturb the comfort or repose of any person or persons in the vicinity.
Exhausts. The discharge into the open air of the exhaust of any internal-combustion engine, except through a muffler or other device which will effectively prevent loud or explosive noises emanating therefrom.
The using, operating or discharging, or causing to be used, operated or discharged, including the installation, of any noise-making device of any design or manufacture which in its use, or if used, will disturb or tend to disturb the peace, comfort, repose, health or safety of another, or scare, frighten or disturb a domestic animal of another or wildlife.
The using, operating or discharging, or causing to be used, operated or discharged, of any noise-making device of any design or manufacture, with the intent to endanger or disturb the peace, comfort or repose, health or safety of another or to scare or frighten or disturb a domestic animal of another or wildlife.
Construction and operation of machinery. The construction, demolition, alteration or repair of any building (except interior alterations or repairs to a building which is entirely enclosed) and the operation of tractors, earth-moving machines, cement mixers, cranes and other similar construction machinery on Saturdays, Sundays, legal holidays and between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., prevailing time, on Mondays through Fridays, inclusive, except in cases of urgent emergency in the interest of health and safety, and then only when a permit shall be issued by the Building Inspector for the period of such emergency.