Borough of Clifton Heights, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Clifton Heights 8-9-1973 by Ord. No. 518 (Ch. 6, Part 5, of the 1988 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Barking and howling animals — See Ch. 98, Art. IV.
Nuisances — See Ch. 218.
It shall be unlawful for any person to make, continue or cause to be made or continued any loud, unnecessary or unusual noise which either annoys, disturbs, injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace or safety of others while within the Borough of Clifton Heights limits.
No person shall sound any horn or any signaling device on any automobile, motorcycle or motor bicycle or other vehicle in any street or public place of the Borough of Clifton Heights, except as a danger warning signal; nor activate any such signal device that is unreasonably loud or harsh; nor shall any person sound any such device for any unnecessary and unreasonable period of time; nor shall any air horn be used.
No person shall operate any motor vehicle or motorcycle in the Borough of Clifton Heights without an appropriate muffling device on the exhaust system of said vehicle in order to prevent any unnecessary and unreasonably loud or harsh sound.
No person shall use, operate or permit to be placed any radio receiving set, musical instrument, television, phonograph or other machine or device for producing or reproducing sound in such a manner as to disturb the peace, quiet and comfort of neighboring inhabitants or at any time with louder volume than is necessary for convenient hearing for the person or persons who are in the room, vehicle, chamber or building in which such machine or device is operated and who are voluntary listeners thereto. The operation of any such instrument between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. in such a manner as to be plainly audible at a distance of 50 feet from the building, structure or vehicle in which it is located is prohibited.
No person shall use, operate or permit to be played, used or operated any sound-amplifying machine for the producing or reproducing of sound which is cast upon the public streets for the purpose of advertising.
No person shall yell, hoot, whistle or sing on the public streets between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., nor any time or place so as to annoy or disturb the quiet, comfort or repose of persons in any building or of any persons in the vicinity.
The keeping of any animal or bird which causes frequent or long continued noise which disturbs the comfort or repose of any person in the vicinity is prohibited.
The erection, including excavation, demolition, alteration, construction or repair, of any building other than between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., except in the case of urgent necessity in the interest of public health and safety, is prohibited.
No person shall create any excessive noise on any street adjacent to any school, institution of learning, church or other public building, while the same are in use, which unreasonably interferes with the workings of such institution or which disturbs or unduly annoys the pupils, churchgoers or others inside such building.
No peddler, hawker or vendor shall shout or otherwise cry his wares, which disturbs the peace and quiet of the neighborhood.
The operation between the hours of 8:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. of any pile driver, steam shovel, pneumatic hammer, steam or electric hoist or other appliance, the use of which is attended by loud or unusual noise, is prohibited.
[Amended 8-15-1988 by Ord. No. 682; 9-19-1988 by Ord. No. 681]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600, plus costs, and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days. Every day that a violation of this chapter continues shall constitute a separate offense.