[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Geddes 4-8-1974 as Ch. 39 of the 1974 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Includes 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 make, continue or cause to be made or continued, any unnecessary or unusual noise between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. which either annoys, injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health or safety of others, or to make, continue, or cause to be made or continued, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. whether in the operation of any machine or the exercise of any trade or calling or otherwise any noise which either annoys, injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health or safety of others, unless the making and continuing of the same be necessary for the protection or preservation of property or of the health, safety, life or limb of some person.
It shall be unlawful for any person to ring any handbell, beat or strike any pan, pail or other like article or sound any gong or blow any whistle or horn or other than musical instruments when used as a part of a band of music except to give necessary signals upon a motorcycle, motor vehicle, bicycle or similar vehicle or to gain passengers for any cab, taxi, hack or other vehicle, or to make, aid, continue, encourage or assist in making any other or unusual noise upon any street or other public place or in close proximity thereto so as to be distinctly and loudly audible upon any such street or place in the Town of Geddes.
It shall be unlawful for any person to maintain and operate in any building or on any premises in the Town of Geddes any radio device or mechanical musical instrument, loudspeaker or device of any kind whereby the sound therefrom is cast directly upon the public streets and places where such device is maintained and operated for advertising purposes or for the purpose of attracting the attention of the passing public or amusement of patrons of any business or other place, or which is so placed and operated that the sounds coming therefrom can be heard to the annoyance or inconvenience of travelers upon any public street or public place or of persons in neighboring premises.
It shall be unlawful for any person, in conducting any building operations between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., to operate or use any pile driver, steam shovel, pneumatic hammer, derrick, steam or electric hoist or other apparatus, the use of which is attended by loud or unusual noise, except by written permission of the Supervisor and then only in case of emergency.
It shall be unlawful to permit or cause the emission of steam or other gases if such emission cannot be done without the production of disturbing noises in or from engines, motors, automobiles, stationary engines or other mechanical engine, either steam, gasoline, oil or electric.
It shall be unlawful to operate or cause to be operated any noise-creating blower or power fan or any internal combustion engine, the operation of which causes noises due to the explosion of operating gases or fluids, unless the noise from such blower or fan is muffled and such engine is equipped with a muffler device sufficient to deaden such noises so that the same shall not cause any annoyance to the public or disturb the rest and quiet of persons residing or occupying property near enough thereto to be annoyed by the unmuffled blower, fan or exhaust of any such engine.