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SLOAN ORDINANCE TARGETS 'UNREASONABLE' NOISE

Sloan residents could be subject to a $250 fine if they violate a new village noise ordinance that was recently adopted by the Village Board.

In general, any person who creates or permits an "unreasonable noise" between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. would be in violation of the
local law.

"Unreasonable" was defined as any disturbing, excessive or offending sound that disturbs a resonable person of normal sensitivities.

Among the prohibited acts were:

Noise from a dog or other pet that exceeds 15 minutes.

Noise from a burglar alarm, motor vehicle or boat that exceeds 15 minutes.

Noise from a radio, tape player, television or similar device that could be heard 60 feet from its source.

Any building or demolition work done between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m.

Operation of power equipment in residential zones between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. weekdays and 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. weekends.

Sounding a horn or signaling device of an automobile or other vehicle for an unreasonable period of time.

Offering for sale anything by shouting or outcrying on public streets and sidewalks.

The new law is effective immediately.

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