Section 16-265 Construction, repair and demolition of buildings, streets and utilities.


    (a) Buildings. It shall be unlawful to interfere with or disturb the peace and quiet of neighboring inhabitants by demolishing, constructing, altering or repairing any building or structure other than between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on weekdays, and between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

    (b) Streets. It shall be unlawful to interfere with or disturb the peace and quiet of neighboring inhabitants by excavating, grading, paving, constructing, altering or repairing any public or private street, drive or parking lot other than between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on weekdays, and between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Nothing in this article shall prevent work on any public street, including utility installation, removal or repair, when the director of public works has determined that the work is necessary in order to minimize traffic disruption.

    (c) Utilities. It shall be unlawful to interfere with or disturb the peace and quiet of neighboring inhabitants by installing, removing or repairing any utility other than between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on weekdays, and between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Nothing in this article shall prevent work on any utility in order to maintain or restore utility service.

    (d) Site preparation. It shall be unlawful to interfere with or disturb the peace and quiet of neighboring inhabitants by operating any earthmoving, excavating, paving or tree cutting equipment other than between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on weekdays, and between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

    (e) Permits. Upon application, the director of public works may grant a permit to any person extending the hours of work set forth in subparagraphs (a) through (d) for an identified project. The permit shall state the nature, location and extended hours of the work to be done. The permit may be granted for a period of time not to exceed three (3) days and may be renewed for periods not to exceed three (3) days on an emergency basis only as determined by the director of public works. A permit authorized by this subsection shall be granted only if the director of public works first determines that the public health and safety will not be impaired by the permitted work and that significant loss or inconvenience would result to any party if the permit were not granted.

(Ord. No. 12622, § 1, 6-4-90; Ord. No. 13202, § 1, 12-16-91)

     Editor's note--Section 1 of Ord. No. 12622, adopted June 4, 1990, repealed former § 16-265 and enacted new provisions in lieu thereof to read as herein set out. The repealed provisions pertained to erection, repair and demolition of buildings and derived fdrom Code 1964, § 7.310.

     Cross reference(s)--Buildings and building regulations, Ch. 6.