TITLE 8 PARKS AND RECREATION

CHAPTER 8-1.  PARKS ADMINISTRATION.

ARTICLE 4.  RESTRICTIONS ON AMPLIFIED SOUND.

Division 1.  Permit Procedure.

§ 8-1-41  USE OF SOUND EQUIPMENT.

The use of sound equipment in a public recreation area is governed by this article.

Source:  1992 Code Section 11-1-22; Ord. 031009-11; Ord. 031211-11.

§ 8-1-42  PERMIT REQUIRED.

A person must obtain a permit from the director to use sound equipment in a public recreation area.

Source: 1992 Code Section 11-1-23; Ord. 031009-11; Ord. 031211-11.

§ 8-1-43  APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND FEE.

To use sound equipment in a public recreation area, a person must complete and file an application with the director on a form approved by the director, and pay the application fee established by ordinance.

Source: 1992 Code Section 11-1-24; Ord. 031009-11; Ord. 031211-11.

§ 8-1-44  ISSUANCE OF PERMIT.

Except as provided in Section 8-1-52 (Restriction on Location of Sound Equipment) and Section 8-1-45 (Late Night Extension), the director may issue a permit for use of sound equipment between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Source: 1992 Code Section 11-1-25; Ord. 031009-11; Ord. 031211-11.

§ 8-1-45  LATE NIGHT EXTENSION.

The director may issue a permit for use of sound equipment between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. on the following day if:

(1)     the sound equipment is used or operated on a permanently constructed bandstand, or in a building used for a dance, performance, party, or other public activity; or

(2)     the sound equipment is more than 600 feet from any residential property.

Source: 1992 Code Section 11-1-26; Ord. 031009-11; Ord. 031211-11.

Division 2.  Restrictions.

§ 8-1-51  RESTRICTION ON SOUND LEVEL.

A person may not operate sound equipment that produces sound in excess of 85 decibels between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. or 80 decibels between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m., as measured at the lesser of:

(1)     100 feet in front of the sound equipment; or

(2)     the boundary to the public recreation area in front of the sound equipment.

Source: 1992 Code Section 11-1-31; Ord. 031009-11; Ord. 031211-11.

§ 8-1-52  RESTRICTION ON LOCATION OF SOUND EQUIPMENT.

A person may operate sound equipment located more than 100 feet, but within 600 feet from residential property between:

(1)     10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; or

(2)     10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Friday or Saturday.

Source:  1992 Code Section 11-1-32; Ord. 031009-11; Ord. 031211-11.

§ 8-1-53  SPECIAL RESTRICTION AT AUDITORIUM SHORES.

A person may not operate sound equipment at Auditorium Shores that produces sound in excess of 80 decibels when a measurable northerly wind is blowing, as measured at the lesser of:

(1)     210 feet in front of the sound equipment; or

(2)     the nearest point from the sound equipment to the north curb of Riverside Drive.

Source:  1992 Code Section 11-1-33; Ord. 031009-11; Ord. 031211-11.

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