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File #: 03687    Version: Name: Construction noise
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/10/2006 In control: BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
On agenda: 12/11/2012 Final action: 12/11/2012
Enactment date: 12/20/2012 Enactment #: ORD-12-00156
Title: SUBSTITUTE Repealing and recreating Section 24.08(3)(f) of the Madison General Ordinances to reduce the permitted hours of construction noise on Sunday.
Sponsors: Michael E. Verveer
Attachments: 1. Version 1
Fiscal Note
No expenditure required.
Title
SUBSTITUTE Repealing and recreating Section 24.08(3)(f) of the Madison General Ordinances to reduce the permitted hours of construction noise on Sunday.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: The proposal provides that construction noise is not permitted before 10 a.m. or after 7 p.m. on Sundays. Currently, it's permitted from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. everyday.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:
Subdivision (f) of Subsection (3) entitled "Exemptions" of Section 24.08 entitled "Noise Control Regulation" of the Madison General Ordinances is hereby repealed and recreated to read as follows:
"(f) Limited Exemptions for Construction Noise.
1. Monday through Saturday. No person shall operate or permit the operation of any equipment used in construction work between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., from Monday through Saturday, in such a manner as to unreasonably interfere with the peace, comfort and quality of life of neighboring persons of ordinary sensibilities, except as otherwise provided in this subsection (f).
2. Sunday. On Sunday, no person shall operate or permit the operation of any equipment used in construction work between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 7 p.m. in such a manner as to unreasonably interfere with the peace, comfort and quality of life of neighboring persons of ordinary sensibilities, except as otherwise provided in this subsection (f).
3. Permitted Hours of Operation of Construction Equipment. The provisions of Subsection (6) shall not apply to construction machinery when engaged in bona fide, temporary construction work between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. from Monday through Saturday or between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday.
4. Operation of Construction Equipment Outside of Permitted Hours. The provisions of Subsection (6) shall not apply to construction machinery when ...

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