ORDINANCE NO. BL2002-1061
An ordinance to amend Section 11.12.070 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws to limit excessive noise emission of businesses or commercial facilities between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Code of Laws currently limits excessive noise as it pertains to loud music and for construction sites during certain hours; and
WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of residents living within residentially zoned areas of the Metropolitan Government that there be similar restrictions on businesses and commercial facilities.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. Section 11.12.070 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws is hereby amended by adding the following subsection:
E. No person or persons owning, operating, or having the care, custody, or control of any business or commercial facility shall be permitted to operate any equipment, vehicles, or heavy machinery incident to performing business or commercial functions, or engage in any other business or commercial activity between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. which would emit, cause to be emitted, or permit the emission of any noise in excess of seventy Db(A) as measured from a point as close as possible to the outside walls of any residential structure located within a residential zoning district affected by the noise at a height of four feet above the immediate surrounding surface. The provisions of this paragraph shall not be applicable to business or commercial facilities located within the CC and CF zoning districts.
Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect from and after its passage, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored By: James Bruce Stanley, Tony Derryberry
|Introduced:||May 21, 2002|
|Passed First Reading:||May 21, 2002|
|Referred to:||Codes Committee|
|Passed Second Reading:||June 4, 2002|
|Passed Third Reading:||June 18, 2002|
|Approved:||June 21, 2002|