The Village of Livonia is in the process of codifying their local laws for viewing on this web site. For the most part, the Village laws and the Town laws are similar, but there are a few differences. This article is intended to give you some basic information about two Village laws that are more restrictive than the Town laws, until such time as the official link is posted. The first is the Noise Ordinance, and the second has to do with Open Burning.
If you are interested in learning more about laws for the Town of Livonia, see the link on the home page entitled "Code Book." If you have any further questions, you may contact the Town/Village Building & Zoning Department at 585-346-2098.
TO USE OR OPERATE ANY SOUND DEVICE OR APPARATUS IN, ON, NEAR OR ADJACENT TO ANY PUBLIC STREET, PARK OR PLACE- To use or operate, or cause to be used or operated, any sound device or apparatus in front of or outside of any building, place or premises or in or through any window, doorway or opening of such building, place or premises abutting on or adjacent to any public street, park or place; in or upon any vehicle operated, standing of being in or upon any public street, park or place where the sounds therefrom may be heard upon any public street, park or place; from any stand, platform or other structure; from any airplane or other device used for flying over the village; or anywhere on or in the public streets, parks of places.
UNNECESSARY NOISE---Any excessive or unusually loud sound or sounds which either annoy, disturb, injure or endanger the comfort, repose, health, peace or safety of a person or which damage property or businesses. Standards to be considered in determining whether unnecessary noise exists in a given situation include but are not limited to the following:
The volume of the noise
The intensity of the noise.
Whether the nature of the noise is usual or unusual.
Whether the origin of the noise is natural or unnatural.
The volume and intensity of the background noise, if any.
The proximity of the noise to residential sleeping facilities.
The time of the day or night when the noise occurs.
The duration of the noise.
Whether the noise is recurrent, intermittent or constant.
Whether the noise is produced by a commercial or noncommercial activity.
111-3. Prohibited noises.
The following activities are hereby prohibited:
The use of any radio apparatus, talking machine, loudspeaker or amplifier attached thereto in such a manner that the loudspeaker shall cause the sound from such radio apparatus or talking machine to be projected directly therefrom outside of any building or out of doors or the use of any radio apparatus, talking machine, loudspeaker or amplifier which is in any way fastened to or connected with any outside wall or window in any building or structure so that the sound therefrom is projected outside of such outside wall or window. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to prevent the operation of a radio apparatus or talking machine used in a reasonable manner by any person within any building or structure, provided that said radio apparatus or talking machine or loudspeaker is not so arranged that such loudspeaker shall project the sound therefrom directly outside of any building or out of doors.
In regard to noise from commercial businesses:
Nothing in this chapter shall be deemed to prohibit:
D. Playing by a band or orchestra in a hall, in a nonresidential building or in the public parks for regular concerts or dances or other events by virtue of special permission of the Village Board.
Code of the Village of Livonia Chapter 80, Fire Prevention and Building Construction, pursuant to Article 18 of the Executive Law and § 10 of the Municipal Home Rule Law, provide for the administration and enforcement of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (the Uniform Code).
A person shall not kindle or maintain or authorize to be kindled or maintained any open burning unless conducted and approved in accordance with the following:
No open brush type burning is permitted.
The minimum required distance from a structure shall be 25 feet where the pile size is 3 feet or less in diameter and 2 feet or less in height.Exception: Fires in approved containers that are not less than 15 feet from a structure.
Conditions which could cause a fire to spread within 25 feet of a structure shall be eliminated prior to ignition.
Recreational fires shall be constantly attended until the fire is extinguished. A minimum of one portable fire extinguisher complying with §F906 with a minimum 4-A rating or other approved on-site fire-extinguishing equipment, such as dirt, sand, water barrel, garden hose or water truck, shall be available for immediate utilization.
Note: When the fire code official finds that open burning creates a hazardous condition such as the potential for igniting exposures or is unsafe because of atmospheric conditions, the fire code official may order that the open burning fire be extinguished. Correction and abatement of violations of the code shall be the responsibility of the owner. If an occupant creates, or allows to be created, hazardous conditions in violation of the code, the occupant shall be held responsible for the abatement of such hazardous conditions.