[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Farmingdale as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Stationary Engines, Motors and Devices
Article II Prohibited Noises
[Adopted 2-10-1964 by Ord. No. 69 (Ch. 66, Art. II, of the 1975 Code)]
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.
[Amended 1-5-2015 by L.L. No. 2-2015]
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.
[Adopted 10-4-1966 by Ord. No. 71 (Ch. 66, Art. I, of the 1975 Code)]
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.
It shall be unlawful for any person to:
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.
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.
[Amended 5-2-2016 by L.L. No. 3-2016]
Erect, excavate, demolish, alter or repair any building or structure, prior to obtaining a building permit from the Village of Farmingdale Building Department, and upon obtaining a building permit, no such activity may occur other than between:
There shall be no erection, excavation, demolition, alteration or repair of any building or structure on Sundays; or the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving or Christmas Day; or during the hours outside the permitted time periods specified above. The above prohibitions shall not be applicable in case of emergencies or other matters of public safety.
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.
Load or unload any vehicle in such manner as to create loud and excessive noise.
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.
[Amended 1-5-2015 by L.L. No. 2-2015]
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.