City of Mission, KS
Johnson County
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[Ord. No. 645, 12-14-1983; CC 2000 §11-209]
No person shall urinate or defecate in or upon any street, sidewalk, alley, plaza, park, public building, public property, private parking lot or in any place open to the public or exposed to public view. This Section shall not apply to urination or defecating utilizing appropriate fixtures in any restroom or other facility designed for the sanitary disposal of human waste.
[Ord. No. 755 §1, 11-23-1988; CC 2000 §11-210]
A. 
Declaration. It is declared that the protection and preservation of the home is the keystone of democratic government; that the public health and welfare and the good order of the community require that members of the community enjoy in their homes and dwellings a feeling of well-being, tranquility and privacy and when absent from their homes and dwellings, carry with them the sense of security inherent in the assurance that they may return to the enjoyment of their homes and dwellings; that the practice of picketing before or about residences and dwellings causes emotional disturbance and distress to the occupants; obstructs and interferes with the free use of public sidewalks and public ways of travel; that such practice has as its object the harassing of such occupants; and without resort to such practice full opportunity exists and under the terms and provisions of this Section will continue to exist for the exercise of freedom of speech and other constitutional rights; and that the provisions hereinafter enacted are necessary for the public interest to avoid the detrimental results herein set forth and are enacted by the Governing Body of the City.
B. 
Picketing Residence Or Dwelling Unlawful. It is unlawful for any person to engage in picketing before or about the presence or dwelling of any individual in the City.
[Ord. No. 1121 §§1 — 2, 7-28-2004; Ord. No. 1366 §1, 6-20-2012]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to make, continue, maintain or cause to be made or continued any excessive, unnecessary, unreasonable or unusually loud noise or any noise which either annoys, disturbs, injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace or safety of others within the City of Mission.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to use, operate or permit the use or operation of any electronic device, radio receiving set, television, musical instrument, phonograph or other machine or device for the producing or reproducing of sound in such manner as to disturb the peace, quiet and comfort of the 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 or chamber in which such machine or device is operated and who are voluntary listeners thereto. "Neighboring inhabitants" shall include persons living within or occupying residential districts of single- or multiple-family dwellings and shall include areas where multiple-unit dwellings and high-density residential districts are located.
C. 
No person shall congregate because of, participate in, or be in any party or gathering of people from which sound emanates of a sufficient volume so as to disturb the peace, quiet or repose of persons residing in any residential area. No person shall visit or remain within any residential dwelling unit wherein such party or gathering is taking place except persons who have gone there for the sole purpose of abating said disturbance. A Police Officer may order all persons present in any group or gathering from which such sound emanates, other than the owners or tenants of the dwelling unit, to immediately disperse in lieu of being charged under this Section. Owners or tenants of the dwelling unit shall immediately abate the disturbance and, failing to do so, shall be in violation of this Section.
D. 
Prima Facie Violation. It shall be a violation of this Section for anyone to operate any tools, equipment, vehicle, electronic device, instrument, television, phonograph, stereo, machine, or other noise or sound-producing device, in such a manner as to be plainly audible at an adjacent property line, or for fifty (50) or more feet in the case of multiple-family dwelling, during the following hours:
1. 
Sunday night through Friday morning between the hours of 10:00 P.M. and 7:00 A.M.;
2. 
Friday night between the hours of 11:00 P.M. and 7:00 A.M.; and
3. 
Saturday night between the hours of 11:00 P.M. and 8:00 A.M.
E. 
Exemptions. Sounds emanating from the following shall be exempt from the provisions of (A) through (D) above:
1. 
Emergency vehicles;
2. 
Public safety vehicles;
3. 
Emergency activities of the Fire or Police Department;
4. 
Emergency activities of any utility company; and
5. 
Public works vehicles and activities.
F. 
Penalty. Any violation of this Section shall have penalties as provided under the general penalty provision of the Code of the City of Mission, Section 100.100 as follows:
1. 
A fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000.00); or
2. 
Imprisonment for not more than one hundred eighty (180) days; or
3. 
Both such fine and imprisonment not to exceed (1) and (2) above.