Village of Red Hook, NY
Dutchess County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Red Hook 8-25-1939. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
One or more persons of either sex, natural persons, corporations, partnerships, associations, joint-stock companies, societies and all other entities capable of being sued.
It shall be unlawful for any person to carry or use upon any vehicle any gong or siren whistle similar to that used on ambulances or vehicles of the Police and Fire Departments. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to permit the use or carrying of any such gong or siren upon any vehicle owned or operated or carrying members of a volunteer fire department to and from fires, except fire apparatus owned by the Village of Red Hook and operated by the Fire Department when going to a fire. This section shall not apply to the operators of ambulances or police vehicles when used in the course of their official duties.
It shall be unlawful for any person, without a written permit from the Mayor, to use, play or perform upon any drum, bugle, hand organ, barrel-organ, barrel-accordion, barrel-piano, hurdy-gurdy or other musical or wind instrument on any street or other public place.
The Mayor may, in this discretion, limit such permit as to time and place and may, at any time, revoke such permit peremptorily and without notice.
It shall be unlawful for any person or organization, except a duly organized religious corporation, using or performing upon such musical instrument to solicit, ask, request or accept any money for such use or performance.
Any person or persons or corporation or organization who secures a permit under the above section, shall file said permit or a copy thereof with the Chief of Police.
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate in or upon any vehicle in any building or upon any premises or in any street or other public place any voice amplifying device, radio device or mechanical musical instrument or device of any kind whereby the sound therefrom is cast directly on the public streets and placed where such device is maintained and operated for advertising purposes or for the purpose of attracting the attention of the passing public, or which is so placed and operated that the sounds coming therefrom can be heard to the annoyance or inconvenience of travelers upon any street or public place or of persons in neighboring premises.
[Amended 1-20-1999 by L.L. No. 1-1999]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both. Each day of continuance of an offense shall be considered a separate offense.