Octave band corrections may be employed in meeting the response specification.
A calibration check shall be made of the system at the time of any noise measurement.
The operation of the aforesaid uses other than for filling station services such as the pumping of gas, oil, etc., is deemed to be a nuisance, and such work on vehicles concerning body repair, wrecking, demolition and other heavy repairs or body work shall be conducted: Vehicle repairs.
It shall be unlawful for any person within any residential area of the borough to repair, rebuild or test any motor vehicle (between the hours of p.m. of the next day) in such a manner that a reasonable person of normal sensitiveness residing in that area is caused discomfort or annoyance.
As an additional remedy, the operation or maintenance of any device, instrument, vehicle, machinery or business in violation of any provision hereof and which causes discomfort or annoyance to reasonable persons of normal sensitiveness or which endangers the comfort, repose, health or peace of residents in the area shall be deemed and is declared to be a public nuisance and may be subject to abatement summarily by a restraining order or injunction issued by a court of competent jurisdiction.
The place of measurement shall be as close to the source as possible or, in lieu thereof, measurement may be made in the vicinity of the house or establishment where the complaint is originated in reasonable relationship to the offending noise source using the A scale of the meter with the slowest meter response in accordance with the specifications of the manufacturer; in the event that there is not direct access to the noise source, the reading may be taken at the center of the room where the complainant resides with one window open in the room in which the measurement is taken, and it shall be a violation if the noise level at this source exceeds the noise differential heretofore provided of 10 or five decibels difference, depending upon the hours during which the measurement is taken. Body shops, auto repair shops and gasoline service stations.It shall be unlawful for any person to make, continue or cause to be made or continued any loud, unnecessary or unusual noise or any noise which either annoys, disturbs, injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health, morals, peace or safety of others within the limits of the borough. The sounding of any horn or signaling device on any automobile, motorcycle, bus, truck or other vehicle on any street or public place of the borough, except as a danger warning or for the normal celebrations for weddings, football games and similar events; the creation by means of any such signaling device of any unreasonably loud or harsh sound; and the sounding of any such device for an unnecessary and unreasonable period of time. The using, operating or permitting to be played, used or operated of any radio, television set, musical instrument, phonograph or other machine or device for the producing or reproducing of sound in such manner as to disturb the peace, quiet and comfort of the neighboring inhabitants or at any time with louder volume than is necessary for convenient hearing for the person or persons who are in the room, vehicle, chamber or yard in which such machine or device is operated and who are voluntary listeners thereto. If the Construction Official should determine that the public health and safety will not be impaired by the erection, demolition, alteration or repair of any building or the excavation of streets and highways within the hours of p.m. and if he shall further determine that loss or inconvenience would result to any party in interest, he may grant permission for such work to be done within the hours of p.m. upon application being made at the time the permit for the work is awarded or during the progress of the work; provided, however, that an individual performing work on his own home by himself or with members of his family, as opposed to contract personnel, may work at later hours or on Sundays, provided that the hours of work or the intensity of noise level is not such as to offend adjacent residential property owners or tenants.Schools, courts, churches, hospitals.The operation of any such set, instrument, phonograph, machine or device between the hours of p.m. Monday morning and the same thereafter on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and between p.m. The creation of any excessive noise on any street adjacent to any school, institution of learning or church while the same is in use or adjacent to any hospital or nursing home which unreasonably interferes with the workings of such institution or which disturbs or unduly annoys patients in the hospital or nursing home, provided that conspicuous signs are displayed in such streets indicating that the same is a school or hospital street. All sounds or noises emanating from air conditioners which exceed by 10 decibels or more between the hours of a.m. or five decibels or more between the hours of p.m. the sound levels prevailing at the same point when the air conditioner is not operating or emitting such sound. of any pile driver, steam shovel, pneumatic hammer, derrick, steam or electric hoist or other appliance, the use of which is attended by loud or unusual noise. The operation of any noise-creating blower or power fan or any internal-combustion engine, the operation of which causes noise due to the explosion of operating gases or fluids, unless the noise from such blower or fan is muffled and such engine is equipped with a muffler device sufficient to deaden such noise.It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any motor of a motor vehicle of a weight in excess of four tons (8,000 pounds) for a consecutive period longer than two minutes while such vehicle is standing on private property and located within 150 feet of property zoned and used for residential purposes except where such vehicle is standing within a completely enclosed structure.This section shall not apply to buses operated for the transportation of passengers while standing in established bus turnarounds, bus terminals, bus parking lots and bus storage yards.The making and creation of loud, unnecessary or unusual noises within the limits of the Borough of Northvale is a condition which has existed for some time and the extent and volume of such noises is increasing.