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ORDINANCE NO. 86-OR-~__~ <br /> An Ordinance Amending jeffersonville City Code <br /> Section 12-6 and Ordinance No. 81-OR-17 <br /> Relating to the Control of Noise. <br /> <br /> WHEREAS excessive noise is a serious hazard to~the public <br />aealth, safety and the qualify of life; and <br /> WHEREAS new methods exist for the successful control and <br />abatement of excessive noise; and <br /> WHEREAS the people have a right to and should be ensured <br />an environment free from excessive noise that may jeopardize <br />their health, welfare or safety, 'or degrade the quality of <br />life; <br /> <br /> NOW, THEREFORE be it crdained by the Common Council of <br />the City of Jeffersonville: <br />DEFINITIONS <br /> <br /> (See Appendix I for more concise scientific definitions) <br /> <br /> As used in this Ordinance unless the context otherwise <br /> <br />requires: <br /> <br /> "A-WEIGHTEDSOUND LEVEL" <br /> <br />"COMMERCIAL ZONE" <br /> <br />"DECIBEL (dB)" <br /> <br />"FREQUENCY" <br /> <br />"HERTZ (Hz)" <br /> <br />"INDUSTRIAL ZONE" <br /> <br />Means the loudness of a sound <br />measured through a filtering <br />device intended to simulate <br />human hearing. The level <br />is designated dB(A) or dBA. <br /> <br />Means zones B-l, B-2, B-3 <br /> <br />and BSC as established in <br /> <br />the Jeffersonville Zoning <br />Ordinance. <br /> <br /> Means a unit for measuring <br /> <br /> the sound pressure level of <br /> <br /> a sound. <br /> <br /> Means an objective way to <br /> describe the pitch of sound. <br /> <br /> Means a unit for measuring <br /> <br /> the frequency of a sound {sometimes <br /> called 'cycles per second'). <br /> <br /> Means zones I-1 and I-2 as <br /> established in the Jeffersonville <br /> <br />Zoning Ordinance. <br /> <br /> <br />