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File #: 171005    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: HELD IN COMMITTEE
File created: 11/16/2017 In control: Committee on Public Health and Human Services
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Amending Chapter 10-400 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Noise and Excessive Vibration," by providing for a prohibition against the use of drums and cymbals and devices and objects used as drums and cymbals outdoors in certain areas of the City audible at a certain distance from the activity, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Squilla
Indexes: NOISE
Code sections: 10-400 - Noise and Excessive Vibration
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 17100500.pdf

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Amending Chapter 10-400 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Noise and Excessive Vibration,” by providing for a prohibition against the use of drums and cymbals and devices and objects used as drums and cymbals outdoors in certain areas of the City audible at a certain distance from the activity, all under certain terms and conditions.

 

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

 

SECTION 1.  Chapter 10-400 of The Philadelphia Code is amended as follows:

 

CHAPTER 10-400.  NOISE AND EXCESSIVE VIBRATION.

 

§ 10-401.  Legislative Findings.

 

                     (1)                     The City Council of the City of Philadelphia finds:

 

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                                          (d)  Certain neighborhoods have a density of commercial and residential uses that require specific controls to reduce noise.

 

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§ 10-403.  Prohibited Conduct.

 

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 (12)  Use of Drums and Similar Devices.  No person shall produce percussive sound using hands, sticks, or other devices in combination with any type of drum or cymbal, or with a device or object utilized in the manner of a drum or cymbal, such as a news box, bucket, can, or metal plate, outside of a structure in the area bounded by the Delaware River, the Schuylkill River, Washington Avenue and Spring Garden Street, which sound is audible at a distance greater than one hundred (100) feet from the location of such drum, cymbal, device or object, unless such drum, cymbal, device or object is being used in connection with a permitted or licensed activity or event.

 

(13)  Exemptions. *                     *     *

 

 

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Explanation:

 

Italics indicate new matter added.

 

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