Noise, Parks, and Snow Removal

Noise

8-7-101 – General Prohibitions

It is unlawful to:

(a)  intentionally disturb the quiet, comfort or repose of any person in his dwelling by making unreasonably loud noises, which under the circumstances would disturb a person of average and reasonable sensitivities; or

(b)  make unreasonably loud noises with a reckless disregard that the noise is disturbing the quiet, comfort or repose of any person in his dwelling, which under the circumstances would disturb a person of average and reasonable sensitivities, after being informed that the noise is having that effect; or

(c)  make unreasonably loud noises with the intention of preventing or disrupting a lawful meeting, gathering, business or other lawful activity, which under the circumstances would disturb a person of average and reasonable sensitivities; or

(d)  make unreasonably loud noises with a reckless disregard that the noise is preventing or disrupting a lawful meeting, gathering, business or other lawful activity, which under the circumstances would disturb a person of average and reasonable sensitivities, after being informed that the noise is having that effect.

8-7-102 – Specific Prohibitions

The following acts are unlawful between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.:

(a)  Loading Operations.  Loading, unloading, opening or otherwise handling boxes, crates, containers, garbage containers or other objects;

(b)  Construction Work.  Operating, or causing to be operated, any equipment used in , repair, alteration or demolition work on buildings, structures or streets.

(c)  Commercial Power Equipment.  Operating, or permitting to be operated, any power equipment, in excess of five horsepower.

(d)  Garbage Collection.  The collection of garbage, waste or refuse.

8-7-103 – Exemptions

(a)  The restrictions set forth in the preceding two sections do not apply in case of actual emergencies.

(b)  Applications for a temporary permit for relief from the foregoing restrictions on the basis of undue hardship may be made to the City.  The applicant must explain why no other reasonable alternative is available.  Any permit granted by the City Manager or his or her authorized representative shall contain all conditions upon which the permit has been granted, including but not limited to the effective dates, any time restrictions, location, and any other reasonable requirements to minimize adverse affects upon the surrounding neighborhood.

(c)  The foregoing prohibitions do not apply to snow removal activities.

Parks

6-12-109 – Acts Prohibited within Public Parks -

Unless prior permission is given by the City, it is unlawful for any person within a public park, public trailhead or other public property to:

(a) Sleep, camp or erect any tent or shelter.

(b) Build or ignite any fire, except in a fireplace or such other designated place.

(c) Leave or deposit rubbish or refuse anywhere except in containers for that purpose.

(d) Pick, cut, damage or destroy any tree, flower, vine, shrub or plant life of any kind.

(e) Set up, operate or use a water slide or other similar device.

(f) Pollute any creek or stream of water.

(g) Have in possession or consume beer or alcoholic beverages.

(h) Conduct any business, fundraisers, or yard sales or distribute any commercial handbill or circular.

(i) Drive a motor vehicle in any place other than a street or public parking lot.

(j) Place hot or warm coals in a garbage can.

(k) Alter or tamper with park equipment, or move tables or garbage cans.

(l) Golf, drive a motorized vehicle of any description, or engage in any other activity which unreasonably disturbs others in their use of the park.

(m) Allow intentionally or negligently any dog or horse upon park grounds. This does not apply to

seeing-eye dogs and police dogs used by law enforcement agencies. This subsection does not apply to

trailheads.

(n) Ride on, or otherwise use in any way, skateboards, roller skates, roller blades or similar wheeled or propelled devices. This prohibition applies to the entire area of every public park, including any and all sidewalks that surround them.

(o) Put on a performance of a play, music or other type of public presentation.

(p) Use any system of artificial lighting.

(q) Operate any public address system or play any amplified music or instruments.

(r) Drive stakes, anchors or signs into the ground.

(s) Use park equipment and facilities in a manner other than that for which the equipment or facility is designed, or which will or may damage the equipment or facility.

(t) Violate any park use regulations or rules established by the City.

6-12-111 -Offensive Conduct Unlawful

It is unlawful in any public park, public trailhead or other public property to indulge in boisterous or offensive conduct or use any vulgar or profane language or not obey or comply with the posted regulations regarding the use of said park or property.

6-12-113- Park Hours

All City parks and public trailheads including parking lots and roadways within those parks, are closed to the public between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. the following morning, unless otherwise permitted in writing by the Director.  It is unlawful to be within a park or trailhead during such hours.

Snow Removal

6-2-115 – Removal of Snow from Sidewalks

 (a)  It is unlawful for any person owning, having charge or control of or occupying any property, building, lot, part of lot, land or real estate abutting on any street to fail, refuse or neglect to remove promptly and effectually every snowfall from the sidewalk in front of such property.  In any event, all such snow shall be removed within 24 hours of its falling.

(b)  In case of failure, refusal or neglect, the Superintendent may cause the removal of the snow and charge the cost thereof to the property owner.

(c)  It is unlawful to place snow removed from private property in a public street or right of way.  It is unlawful to place snow removed from a sidewalk or other public place in a manner so as to cause a hazard to vehicular or pedestrian traffic.

Our Mission

The mission of the Bountiful Police Department is to provide the highest quality police services to the Community of Bountiful. To ensure public safety, order and equal protection under the law. To treat each person with dignity and respect by pledging ourselves to professionalism and integrity.

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