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Village of Ardsley, NY
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Chapter 137. Noise

§ 137-3. General regulations.

The following regulations shall be observed by all persons and their employees:
A. 
No person shall operate any power or manual lawn mower or other gardening equipment at any time, except between the hours of 8:00 a.m., prevailing time, and 8:00 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays, and 10:00 a.m., prevailing time, to 8:00 p.m., prevailing time, on Sundays and holidays.
[Amended 8-3-2009 by L.L. No. 3-2009]
(1) 
Additional rules for blowers and leaf blowers powered by internal combustion engines using fossil-based fuel:
(a) 
No person, firm or corporation shall operate a gas-powered blower or leaf blower on any property in the Village without first obtaining a permit.
(b) 
Application for a permit for the use of a gas-powered blower or leaf blower by any person, firm or corporation shall be made to the Village Clerk on an approved form and for a fee to be determined from time to time by resolution by the Board of Trustees. A separate nontransferable permit shall be required for each blower or leaf blower that will be operated in the Village. The permit shall be valid for the life of the blower or leaf blower.
(c) 
Each blower and leaf blower operated on any property in the Village must meet EPA Phase 2 2007 exhaust emission standards and must be operated in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions or specifications.
(d) 
Between the dates of May 15 and September 30:
[1] 
Only one blower or leaf blower shall be permitted to be operated at any one time on any one property;
[2] 
Blowers and leaf blowers shall not be operated on any property in the Village for a period of more than 30 minutes per day;
[3] 
Blowers and leaf blowers shall not be operated before 10:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m. prevailing time weekdays, weekends and holidays.
(e) 
The permit holder shall cause the permit to be permanently affixed to the blower or leaf blower in a prominent location. The use of copies or other reproductions of the permit shall not be permitted.
B. 
No person shall operate or permit the operation of any radio, television, video cassette recorder, tape player, compact disk player, stereo, musical instrument or other sound-producing device in an unreasonable manner or with such volume so as to cause inconvenience or annoyance to the neighborhood or to disturb the quiet comfort or repose of persons in any dwelling or residence.
C. 
No person shall cause or commit to be caused unnecessary noise, including the erection, excavation, demolition, alteration or repair of any building or structure other than between the hours of 8:00 a.m., prevailing time, and 8:00 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays, and 10:00 a.m., prevailing time, to 8:00 p.m., prevailing time, on Sundays and holidays.
D. 
No person shall operate or cause to be operated any mechanism propelled by electricity or by gasoline, fuel, oil or other combustible substance, unless the same be properly equipped with a muffler so designed and in such condition as to prevent unnecessary noise and cause a public nuisance in its operation.
E. 
No person shall sing, talk, scream or vocalize in such a volume so as to cause inconvenience or annoyance to the neighborhood or to disturb the quiet comfort or repose of persons in any dwelling or neighborhood.