Village of Farmingdale, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Farmingdale as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Animals — See Ch. 224.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 259.
Peace and good order  — See Ch. 396.
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 402.
Public assemblies and parades — See Ch. 423.
Zoning — See Ch. 600.
[Adopted 2-10-1964 by Ord. No. 69 (Ch. 66, Art. II, of the 1975 Code)]

§ 375-1 Restrictions on operation during certain hours.

It shall be unlawful for any person to operate or permit to be operated within the Incorporated Village of Farmingdale and outside the confines of any building on Sundays or holidays, and on any other day between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., any stationary internal-combustion engine, electrical motor or any other electrical or mechanical equipment or device, which engine, motor, equipment or device shall remain stationary and continue in operation in excess of 30 minutes or for more than 40 minutes in any hour, in such manner as to be audible at a distance of 200 feet from the place where such engine, motor, equipment or device shall be operating.

§ 375-2 Penalties for offenses. [1]

Any person violating the provisions of this article shall be subject to a penalty not exceeding $250 or 15 days' imprisonment, or both, for each offense, and each day or part of a day on which a violation exists shall be deemed to be a separate offense.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[Adopted 10-4-1966 by Ord. No. 71 (Ch. 66, Art. I, of the 1975 Code)]

§ 375-3 Declaration of policy.

It is hereby declared to be the policy of the Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Farmingdale to prevent any unreasonable, loud, disturbing and unnecessary noise. Noise of such character, intensity and duration as to be detrimental to the life or health of any individual or contrary to the public welfare is prohibited.

§ 375-4 Enumeration of prohibited noises.

It shall be unlawful for any person to:
A. 
Operate or use any radio, phonograph, television receiver or other musical instrument in such manner or with such volume as to annoy or disturb the quiet, comfort or repose of persons in any dwelling, hotel or other type of residence.
B. 
Keep any animal or bird which by causing frequent or long-continued noise shall disturb the comfort and repose of any person in the vicinity.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 224, Animals.
C. 
Operate or use any automobile, motorcycle or other vehicle so out of repair, so loaded or in such manner as to create loud and unnecessary grating, grinding, rattling or other noise.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 98, Vehicles and Traffic.
D. 
Cause to be discharged into the open air the exhaust of any steam engine, stationary internal-combustion engine, motorcycle or motor vehicle engine, except through a muffler or other device which will effectively prevent loud or explosive noises therefrom.
E. 
Erect, excavate, demolish, alter or repair any building other than between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on weekdays, except in case of urgent necessity in the interest of public safety, and then only with a permit from the Building Department.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 259, Construction Codes, Uniform.
F. 
Create any excessive noise on any street adjacent to any school when the same is in session, or adjacent to any hospital or nursing homes, which unreasonably disturbs or annoys the pupils, teachers, administrative personnel, patients or occupants thereof, provided conspicuous signs are displayed in the streets upon which such school, hospital or nursing home is located, indicating the presence of such school, hospital or nursing home.
G. 
Load or unload any vehicle in such manner as to create loud and excessive noise.
H. 
Use any drum, loudspeakers or other instrument or device for the purpose of attracting attention to any sale or display of merchandise or advertising any commercial product by the creation of noise.[4]
[4]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 402, Peddling and Soliciting.
I. 
Use or operate or cause to be used or operated any sound device on or near or adjacent to any public street or place, or in front of or outside of any building, place or premises, or in or through any window, doorway or opening of any building or premises abutting on or adjacent to any public street or place, or to or upon any vehicle operated, standing or being in or upon any public street, park or place, where the sound therefrom may be heard upon any public street or place and which sound is used for commercial, business or advertising purposes.

§ 375-5 Penalties for offenses. [1]

Any violation of this article shall be deemed to constitute disorderly conduct and any person violating the provisions of this article shall be a disorderly person and shall be subject to a penalty not exceeding not exceeding $250 or 15 days' imprisonment, or both, for each offense, and each day or part of a day on which a violation exists shall be deemed to be a separate offense.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).