§ 24-1. Definitions.  

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  • The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, unless the context of their usage clearly indicates another meaning:

    City manager means the city manager of the city or his designee.

    Daytime hours shall mean the hours between 7:00 a.m. on one (1) day and 10:00 p.m. in the same day.

    dB(A) shall mean the intensity of a sound expressed in decibels read from a calibrated sound level meter utilizing the A-level weighting scale and the slow meter response, as specified by the applicable publications of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) or its successor body.

    Emergency shall mean any occurrence or set of circumstances involving actual or imminent physical trauma or property damage which demands immediate action.

    Emergency work shall mean any work performed for the purpose of preventing or alleviating the physical trauma or property damage threatened or caused by an emergency, or which is otherwise necessary to restore property to a safe condition following a fire, accident or natural disaster, or which is required to protect persons or property from exposure to actual or imminent danger, or which is required to restore public utilities.

    Loudspeaker means a sound amplification device or a speaker of mechanism from which amplified sound emanates or which reproduces or amplifies sound.

    Nighttime hours shall mean the hours between 10:00 p.m. on one (1) day and 7:00 a.m. the following day.

    Nonresidential property shall mean any real property within the limits of the city, which is not included in the definition of residential property as defined in this section.

    Person shall mean any individual, association, partnership or corporation.

    Property line shall mean the line along the ground surface and its vertical extension which separates the real property owned, leased or occupied by one person from that owned, leased, or occupied by any other person and the imaginary line which represents the legal limits of property of any person who owns, leases or otherwise occupies an apartment, condominium, hotel or motel room, office or any other type of occupancy.

    Public right-of-way shall mean any street, avenue, boulevard, highway, road, thoroughfare, sidewalk, alley or any other property which is owned or controlled by a governmental entity.

    Residential property shall mean any real property developed and used for human habitation and which contains living facilities, including provisions for sleeping, eating, cooking and sanitation, unless such premises are actually occupied and used primarily for purposes other than human habitation.

    Sound nuisance shall mean any sound which either exceeds the maximum permitted sound levels specified in section 24-2 or otherwise unreasonably disturbs, injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace or safety of persons with ordinary sensibilities within the limits of the city.

(Ord. No. 12-057, § 2, 10-11-12)

Editor's note

Prior to the reenactment of section 24-1 by Ord. No. 12-057, § 2, adopted October 11, 2012, the former section 24-1, which pertained to the possession of marijuana or other controlled substances, was repealed by § 1 of Ord. No. 84-33, enacted May 3, 1984. The repealed provisions derived from § 14-26 of the 1960 Code.