Borough of Milton, PA
Northumberland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Milton 6-13-1972 as Ord. No. 637. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Animals — See Ch. 93.
Firearms — See Ch. 129.
Zoning — See Ch. 243.

§ 161-1 Unnecessary noise declared a nuisance.

The making of unnecessary, unusual noise or any noise which either annoys, disturbs, injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace or safety of others within the limits of the borough is declared to be a public nuisance. Enumeration of the particular offenses hereinafter particularly defined shall not be construed as limiting the generality of the section or limiting the offenses hereunder to particular offenses hereinafter enumerated.

§ 161-2 Squealing tires.

It shall be unlawful for any person operating any vehicle in the Borough of Milton to cause the tires of his vehicle to squeal and thereby cause noise and disturbance to the peace of the community, and the same is hereby declared to be a nuisance.

§ 161-3 Sound-related machines and devices.

It shall be unlawful for any person to use, operate or permit to be played, used or operated any radio receiving set, musical instrument, phonograph or other machine or device for the producing or reproducing of sound in such manner as to disturb the peace, quiet and comfort of the neighboring inhabitants or the public at any time with louder volume than is necessary for convenient hearing for persons who are in the room, vehicle or chamber in which such machine or device is operated and who are voluntary listeners thereto, and such activity is hereby declared to be a nuisance.

§ 161-4 Permits.

Permits which shall be limited in time by the issuing officer may be issued in accordance with § 161-5 of this chapter to any persons, organizations or corporations for any of the following purposes:
A. 
The use of loudspeakers, the playing of bands or orchestras or the making of other unusual or loud noises or sounds at festivals, block parties or other gatherings which are held by any group for the betterment of the borough or for any charitable or philanthropic group or cause.
B. 
Noises in connection with demolition, alteration and repair to any building, which permit must be for times between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on weekdays, excepting in cases of urgent necessity in the interest of public health and safety, and then only with a permit from the Borough Manager, which permit shall not exceed in term a period of three days or less while the emergency continues.
C. 
The use of loudspeakers on sound trucks or other platforms for political advertising purposes.

§ 161-5 Fee; exemptions; display of permit. [1]

Whenever any person, organization or corporation obtains a permit for the fee of $25 per day in accordance with § 161-4 from the Borough Manager, that person, organization or corporation, during the term of the permit, shall be exempt from the operation of this chapter, provided that such permit is clearly displayed or is available during the permitted activity.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.

§ 161-6 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any person violating the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a summary offense and shall be fined not more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, shall be imprisoned for a period not exceeding 30 days.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.