Codes & Ordinances

Noise Ordinance 5 02 2016

ORDINANCE 05-02-2016
WHEREAS, This ordinance is enacted for the purpose of regulating excessive noise. 
WHEREAS, Generally, it shall be unlawful for any person to make, continue, or cause to be made or continue, any excessive, unnecessary or unusual loud noise or any noise which either annoys, disturbs, injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace or safety of others within the Monroe City limits. 
WHEREAS, “Noise disturbance” is defined to include any sound which endangers or injures the health of humans or disturbs a reasonable person of normal sensitivities.
WHEREAS, Specific prohibited acts shall include the use or maintenance of the following items or activities if they create a noise or noise disturbance : a) radios, television sets, musical instruments; b) loudspeakers/amplification systems; c) animals; d) repetitive mechanical noise, etc.
WHEREAS, A person may not cause noise disturbance in public between 10:30 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. on weekdays, 12:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. on weekends and 1:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. on holidays, which could include a 3 night period (1 day prior and 1 day after such holiday.)  If it is known that if a certain activity may extend over above time frame, a permit must be secured from the city two weeks prior to the date that the activity occurs. Such permit shall be approved or denied by the mayor. The mayor, in granting such special permit, may prescribe any conditions or requirements that are deemed necessary to minimize adverse effects upon the community or surrounding neighborhood.   
THEREFORE, Any person violating any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be deemed guilty of an infraction.
Effective date: This ordinance shall become effective immediately upon adoption, posting and publication of a summary of this ordinance in the Richfield Reaper.
Adopted by the Monroe City Council this 24th day of May, 2016
Mayor Pro Tempore Michael Mathie
City Recorder Emalee H. Curtis

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