Township of Elizabeth, PA
Allegheny County
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[Ord. 726, 6/5/2000, § 1]
The Board of Commissioners of the Township of Elizabeth, finding that excessive levels of sound are detrimental to the physical, mental and social well-being of the citizens as well as to their comfort, living conditions, general welfare and safety and being therefore a public health and welfare hazard, hereby declares it to be necessary to provide for the greater control and more effective regulation of excessive sound and the sources of excessive sound within the Township of Elizabeth.
[Ord. 726, 6/5/2000, § 2]
It shall be illegal within the Township of Elizabeth for any person or persons to own, possess, harbor or control any animal or bird which makes any noise continuously and/or incessantly for a period of 10 minutes or makes such noise intermittently for 1/2 hour or more to the disturbance of any person any time of the day or night regardless of whether the animal or bird is physically situated in or upon private property, said noise being such a nuisance; provided, that at the time the animal or bird is making such noise no person is trespassing or threatening to trespass upon private property in or upon which the animal or bird is situated nor is there any other legitimate cause which justifiably provoked the animal or bird.
[Ord. 726, 6/5/2000, § 3]
This Part shall not be deemed to prohibit or otherwise declare unlawful any agricultural operations protected from nuisance suits by Pennsylvania Act No. 1982-133.
[Ord. 726, 6/5/2000, § 4]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Part, shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 and in default of payment, to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days.