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File #: 18-0735    Version: 1 Name: 5/7/18 Ordiance Amendment Chapter 119 Noise Control
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/7/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/21/2018 Final action: 5/21/2018
Enactment date: 5/7/2018 Enactment #: ORD-18-14
Title: An Ordinance to Amend Section 9:366 of Chapter 119 (Noise Control) (Ordinance No. ORD-18-14)
Attachments: 1. 18-14 Briefed and Approved.pdf, 2. 18-14 Noise Control Ordinance Briefed.pdf, 3. Ordinance Amendment Chapter 119 Noise Control.pdf
Title
An Ordinance to Amend Section 9:366 of Chapter 119 (Noise Control) (Ordinance No. ORD-18-14)
Memorandum
The attached ordinance amendment will exempt from the prohibitions of the noise ordinance noise created by persons removing snow.

The ordinance amendment will also exempt from the ordinance's prohibitions noise resulting from solid waste collection between 4:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. and between 10:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. in downtown alleys specifically designated by the City Administrator. The current exemption applies only between 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Staff
Prepared by: Kristen D. Larcom, Senior Assistant City Attorney
Reviewed by: Howard S. Lazarus, City Administrator
Approved by: Howard S. Lazarus, City Administrator
Body
ORDINANCE NO. ORD-18-14
First Reading: May 7, 2018 Approved: May 21, 2018
Public Hearing: May 21, 2018 Published: May 24, 2018
Effective: June 4, 2018
NOISE CONTROL
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 9:366 OF CHAPTER 119 (NOISE CONTROL) OF TITLE IX OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF ANN ARBOR.
The City of Ann Arbor Ordains:
Section 1. That Section 9:366 of Chapter 119 of Title IX of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor be amended to read as follows:
9:366. - General exemptions.

(1) The following activities are exempted from the sound level limitations of section 9:364:

(a) Emergency work necessary to restore property to a safe condition following a fire, accident or natural disaster. To restore public utilities, or to protect persons or property from an imminent danger.

(b) Sound made to alert persons to the existence of an emergency, danger, or attempted crime.

(c) Activities or operations of governmental units or agencies.

(d) Parades, concerts, festivals, fairs or similar activities subject to any sound limits in the approval by the city.

(e) Athletic, musical, or cultural activities or events (including practices and rehearsals) conducted by or under the auspices of public or private schools, as...

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