City of Ste. Genevieve, MO
Ste. Genevieve County
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[Ord. No. 3521 §5, 12-14-2006]
It shall be unlawful for any person to create or maintain a noise disturbance.
[Ord. No. 3521 §5, 12-14-2006]
A person commits the offense of peace disturbance if he/she unreasonably and knowingly disturbs or alarms another person by loud noise or commits other offenses as defined elsewhere in this Code.
[Ord. No. 3521 §5, 12-14-2006]
The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this Article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this Section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
COMMERCIAL AREA
An area that has been assigned a commercial or industrial zoning district designation by the City, except for the areas within fifty (50) feet of a residential structure that are included in the definition of "residential zone".
CONTINUED DURATION
Either:
1. 
A continuous period of fifteen (15) or more minutes; or
2. 
One (1) or more times each eight (8) hour period; or
3. 
Two (2) or more times daily.
INSTITUTIONAL AREA
Any area of the City containing such institutional uses as schools, government offices, hospitals, medical offices, churches, recreational areas and similar related public or semi-public buildings, areas and uses where the public congregates on a regular or irregular basis, except for the areas within fifty (50) feet of a residential structure that are included in the definition of "residential zone".
NOISE DISTURBANCE
Any sound from any source which:
1. 
Endangers or injures people, animals or real property; or
2. 
Is of continuous duration and loud enough to be audible across a real property boundary and to disturb or annoy a reasonable person with normal sensitivities when situated at the farthest edge of such real property boundary.
PERSON
Any individual, association, partnership or corporation and includes any officer, employee, department, agency or instrumentality of a State or any political subdivision of a State, including Police Officers.
REAL PROPERTY BOUNDARY
An imaginary line along the ground surface, together with its vertical extension, which separates the real property owned by one (1) person from that owned by another person, but not including intra-building real property divisions.
RESIDENTIAL ZONE
A district that has been assigned a residential or public use zoning designation by the City, including any area in any zoning district which adjoins a residential zone and is within fifty (50) feet of a residential structure.
[Ord. No. 3521 §5, 12-14-2006]
A. 
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article, a person may undertake without penalty, construction on, repairs to or maintenance of property within one thousand (1,000) feet of a residence or hospital when such construction, repairs or maintenance may otherwise create a noise disturbance during the following hours:
1. 
Monday through Friday from 6:30 A.M. through 8:00 P.M.;
2. 
Saturday from 9:00 A.M. through 6:00 P.M.; and
3. 
Sunday from 10:30 A.M. through 6:00 P.M.
B. 
In emergency situations that threaten the interest of public health or safety, the Building Inspector may issue an emergency permit to extend the hours for property repairs beyond the hours specified in Subsection (A) of this Section. The permit may be granted for a period not to exceed three (3) days while the emergency continues. The permit may be renewed for additional periods not to exceed three (3) days while the emergency continues.
[Ord. No. 3521 §5, 12-14-2006]
A. 
The following acts are declared exempt from the noise ordinance:
1. 
The operation of emergency and Police vehicles responding to calls for service and the operation of emergency equipment thereto.
2. 
The conduct of any policy, military, City administration or emergency services exercise, simulation or training.
3. 
The conduct of any parade, march, carnival, circus, show, fair, festival or bazaar having obtained the required licenses and permits and otherwise complying with the provision of this Code.
4. 
The operation and conduct of any City or public construction or project work other than between the hours of 6:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M.
[Ord. No. 3521 §5, 12-14-2006]
The creating of any excessive noise on any street adjacent to any hospital, school, institution of learning, church or court which interferes with the workings of such institution or which disturbs or annoys patients in a hospital shall be deemed a violation of this Article.
[Ord. No. 3521 §5, 12-14-2006]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this Article shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished as provided for in this Code.