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Record #: O2021-5070   
Type: Ordinance Status: Introduced
Intro date: 11/17/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Transportation and Public Way
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 8-32-140 to prohibit use of construction, repair or demolition equipment creating audible noise during specified hours
Sponsors: Vasquez, Jr., Andre
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 8 - Offenses Affecting Public Peace, Morals & Welfare - Ch. 32 Noise and Vibration Control
Attachments: 1. O2021-5070.pdf



SECTION 1. Section 8-32-140 ofthe Municipal Code ofthe City of Chicago is hereby amended by adding the language underlined and deleting the language struck through, as follows:
No person shall use or cause the use of any mechanical equipment or tool operated by fuel or olcotrio power machine, equipment, tool, power source, or temporary structure, barrier-surface, cladding, or scaffolding, whether stationery or in motion, in building, construction, repair or demolition operations which creates or causes audible noise at a level greater than normal conversation volume between the hours of 8:00 P.M. and 8:00 A.M. within 600 feet of any residential building or hospital.
The limitation of this section does not apply to any construction, demolition or repair work of an emergency nature or to work on public improvements authorized by a governmental body or agency.
This section may be enforced by designated employees of the departments of police, buildings, business affairs and consumer protection, fire, finance, streets and sanitation, transportation and planning and development, who are authorized to issue citations for violations.
Any person who violates this section shall be liable for a penalty of not less than
$1,000.00 nor more than $2,500.00 for the first violation; not less than $2,500.00 nor more than $5,000.00 for the second violation for the same offense within one year; and not less than $5,000.00 nor more than $10,000.00 for the third and each subsequent violation for the same offense within one year for each offense. Each day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.

Andre Vasquez, Jr. Alderman, 40th Ward

SECTION 2. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect upon passage and publication.