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Rules and Regulations

Noise and Traffic

In order to ensure peace and quiet and a good quality of life for all residents, a few rules for civic-mindedness, in relation to noise and traffic, may be found below:

Noise

It is prohibited to disturb the peace—through excessive noise—of the people occupying a residential building.

Disturbing the peace in a public place (street, lane, sidewalk, public square, wooded area, park or green space), by making noise, shouting, using offensive language, fighting or through intoxication, etc., is not permitted. Moreover, it is forbidden to use firecrackers, torpedoes, Roman candles, bottle rockets or other pyrotechnics, except for fireworks authorized by Borough Council.

In order to find out the hours when public places are open, please phone 311.

Noise caused by traffic

At all times of day, heavy (truck) traffic is allowed on main streets and secondary roads for local delivery purposes. However, it is prohibited to load or unload the contents of such trucks before 7 a.m. on weekdays or before 9 a.m. on weekends.

It is also forbidden to make noise with your vehicle, whether by means of a defective muffler, screeching tires, an alarm, an amplifier or any other device inside that produces noise that can be heard on public property.

Noise caused by work

It is prohibited to carry out, or to have carried out, or to allow that construction work, modifications, repairs or the demolition of a structure be carried out in such a way as to disturb the peace and quiet of the occupants in the adjacent buildings, between 9 p.m.
and 7 a.m., Monday to Friday, and between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

It is prohibited to operate, allow anyone to operate or to leave in operation, a mechanical shovel, a piece of machinery or any other motorized vehicle, including starting or warming up the motor and operating all noisy tools in such a way as to disturb the peace and quiet of the occupants of the adjacent buildings, between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m., Monday to Friday, and from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.