14.00 Noise

Date Approved:8-3-2001
Last Revision:8-3-2001
Approved By:Board of Trustees
Oversight Unit:PUBLIC SAFETY AND POLICE SERVICES
Purpose

The Northern Michigan University Board of Control has determined that ordinances for the protection, benefit, government and control of persons and property within the boundaries of lands under the jurisdiction of the Board of Control are essential to secure the successful operation of the University, maintain good order, promote the designed objectives of the University, and obviate unnecessary and improper interferences with University activities and the lawful activities of those coming upon such lands.  The Board of Control, therefore, adopts the following ordinances.

 

Applicability

Faculty, Staff, Students and Community

 It shall be unlawful for any person to make, continue, or cause to be made or continued any excessive, unnecessary, or unusually loud noise or any noise which either annoys, disturbs, injures, or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace, or safety of others on or near any property owned or controlled by Northern Michigan University.

14.01      The use, operation, or permitting to be played, used, or operated, any radio receiving set, musical instrument, phonograph, bullhorn, or other machine or device for production or reproduction of sound in such a manner as to disturb the peace, quiet, and comfort of members of the University community, University guests, or University neighbors or at any time with louder volume than is necessary for convenient hearing for the person or persons who are in the room is prohibited.

14.02      The operation of said devices in such a manner as to be plainly audible at a distance of thirty (30) feet from the building, structure, vehicle, or place in which it is located or which is plainly audible in a dwelling unit other than that in which it is located shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this section.        

14.03      It shall be unlawful for any public speaker to disrupt the normal activities of the University; e.g., classroom activities, pedestrian or vehicular traffic, egress or ingress to buildings, by amplified device, spoken word, if plainly audible at a distance of thirty (30) feet from the building, structure, or place in which the speaker is located or any other manner.