Village of Morrisville, NY
Madison County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Morrisville 11-10-1999 by L.L. No. 2-1999.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Animals — See Ch. 49.
Public entertainment — See Ch. 81.
Explosives — See Ch. 84.
Firearms — See Ch. 88.
Nuisances — See 123.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 128.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 169.
Zoning — See Ch. 180.
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Editor's Note: This local law also repealed former Ch. 121, Noise, adopted 1-8-1970 as Art. VIII, Sec. 8.8 of the 1958 Code of Ordinances, as amended.
It is hereby declared to be the policy of the Village Board of Trustees to prevent unreasonably disturbing and unnecessary noise. It is the intention of the Village Board of Trustees to reduce the noise level within the Village of Morrisville so as to preserve, protect and promote the public health, safety and welfare and to foster convenience, peace and quiet of the village by the inhabitants and transients within the Village of Morrisville. The Village Board finds that every person is entitled to have maintained noise levels which are not detrimental to life, health and enjoyment of property, in that excessive and unnecessary noise within the Village of Morrisville affects and is a menace to the public health, safety and welfare and the comfort of the people of the Village of Morrisville.
Any sound which crosses over a real property ownership boundary and continues for such duration and at such a level as to offend the comfort, repose, health, peace or safety of a reasonable person of normal sensitivities shall constitute unreasonable noise.
No person owning, operating, occupying or having charge of any motor vehicle, building or premises, or any part thereof, in the Village of Morrisville shall cause, suffer or allow any unreasonable noise in the operation or use of any such motor vehicle, radio, sound system or other mechanical or electrical or sound-reproducing device, instrument or machine, whether located inside or outside a motor vehicle or building. No person shall operate any motor vehicle, snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle in such manner, or in such mechanical state, as to produce any unreasonable noise, including, but not necessarily limited to, unreasonable engine or exhaust noise or noise from the spinning or squealing of tires. No person owning or harboring any dog shall allow such dog to bark for such an extended period of time as to produce unreasonable noise.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to any community parade, picnic, field days or other event which is sponsored by the Village of Morrisville, any volunteer fire company, the State University of New York and/or any civic or religious organization or other nonprofit or neighborhood organization recognized by the Board of Trustees.
A. 
No person shall sound any horn, siren or other noise-making signal so as to create unreasonable noise except to signal danger, nor shall he or she repeat such sounding for any longer than necessary or required for the purpose of giving warning.
B. 
The provisions of Subsection A of this section do not apply to police cars, fire engines, ambulances or other emergency vehicles.
No person shall operate a motor vehicle, lawn mower, leafblower, chain saw or other landscaping equipment, or any internal combustion engine, without a muffler properly maintained in accordance with the original design and manufacturing specifications of the motor vehicle or equipment.
Any person found guilty of violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $250 or imprisonment not to exceed 15 days, or both such fine and imprisonment.
If any clause, sentence, paragraph, section or part of this chapter shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder of this chapter, but shall be directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment shall have been rendered.