HILLSBORO – Over the weekend hundreds of classic cars cruised the streets of Hillsboro, in a extension of the cruse events that have happened in Circleville.
According to the police department they said the event was successful and they are in full support of the event as it brings positive light to the area, and added new business potential to many small-town business. They did voice some concerns with the event and asked that next weeks potential cruisers adhere to rules that are already in place.
Due to heavy congestion, there will be periods of time where officers will close down the intersections and direct traffic in order to alleviate traffic problems. This is not an attempt to “shut it down,” it is an attempt to maintain traffic on two U.S. Highways (U.S. 50 and U.S. 62). During these periods of traffic control, the intersection(s) will be controlled as long as the circumstances creating the need to control the intersection exist.
See you all next weekend.
§ 76.11 PROHIBITION AGAINST OPEN TAILGATES OR REAR DOORS.
(A) No person shall park a vehicle in a diagonal parking space with the tailgate or rear door extended or down.
(B) Whoever violates this section shall be guilty of a minor misdemeanor. It is no defense to this charge that another is responsible for lowering or extending the tailgate or rear door so long as the vehicle operator had notice of the condition of the vehicle.
(Ord. 1987-21, passed 10-5-87)
§ 76.12 PROHIBITION AGAINST LOITERING.
(A) No person shall loiter upon the portion of the city street marked for parking of vehicles or upon any city parking lot.
(B) Whoever violates this section shall be guilty of a minor misdemeanor.
(Ord. 1987-21, passed 10-5-87)
§ 74.66 MUFFLERS; EXCESSIVE SMOKE OR GAS.
(A) (1) Every motor vehicle and motorcycle with an internal combustion engine shall at all times be equipped with a muffler which is in good working order and in constant operation to prevent excessive or unusual noise. No person shall use a muffler cut-out, bypass, or similar device on a motor vehicle or motorcycle on a highway, street, or alley within the city. Every motorcycle muffler shall be equipped with baffle plates.
(2) No person shall own, operate, or have in the person’s possession any motor vehicle or motorcycle equipped with a device for producing excessive smoke or gas, or so equipped that it should permit oil or any other flow into or on the exhaust pipe or muffler of the vehicle, or equipped in any way to produce or emit smoke or dangerous or annoying gases from any portion of the vehicle, other than the ordinary gases emitted by the exhaust of an internal combustion engine under normal operation.
(3) Whoever violates divisions (A)(1) or (2) of this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.
(R.C. § 4513.22)
(B) It shall be unlawful for any person to make, continue, or cause to be made or continued any loud, unnecessary or unusual noise or any noise or any noise which either annoys, disturbs, injures, or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace, or safety of others, within the limits of the city. The following acts, among others, are declared to be loud, disturbing, and unnecessary noise in violation of this section, but the enumeration shall not be deemed to be exclusive.
(1) The racing of any motor vehicle engine while the vehicle is stopped or standing.
(2) Needlessly starting or stopping a motor vehicle so suddenly, or making a turn at an intersection so quickly, as to cause the tires to squeal or leave tire marks on the surface of the street, or to race another motor vehicle.
(3) To emit an audible signal by the horn or other signaling device of the motor vehicle when there is no cause or necessity for the signal to be given.
(4) To cause a vehicle exhaust system to emit a loud noise or clattering unusual to the normal operation of the motor vehicle.
(5) To discharge into open air the exhaust of any steam engine, stationary internal combustion engine, motorboat, motorcycle, or motor vehicle except through a muffler or other device which will effectively prevent loud or explosive noises therefrom.
(‘65 Code, § 71.21) (Ord. 1965-29, passed 12-6-65; Am. Ord. 1966-31, passed 2-6-67; Am. Ord. 1969-20, passed 7-21-69)
§ 93.21 EXCESSIVE NOISE PROHIBITED.
(A) No person shall operate a motor vehicle in such a manner or condition that noise levels upon adjacent property from such operation create a nuisance.
(B) No person shall suffer or harbor any animal upon or in a premises under the control of that person which emits noises upon adjacent properties of such intensity or duration as to create a nuisance.
(C) No person shall play music or engage in loud or boisterous conduct of such intensity or duration as to create a nuisance in a residential district.
(D) No person shall operate or manage a business in such a manner as to emit noises audible in residential areas of the city which are of such duration or intensity as to create a nuisance.
(E) Noises or sounds prohibited under this section are nuisances if any of the following apply as to the noise or sound:
(1) The noise or sound occurs during the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., is audible in a residential district, and is of an intensity of 80 dB or more at 100 feet or more from the source on an “A”-weighted scale as measured on a device approved by the Safety and Service Director.
(2) The noise or sound occurs during the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., is audible upon adjacent property, and is of an intensity of 90 dB or more at 100 feet or more from the source on an “A”-weighted scale as measured on a device approved by the Safety and Service Director.
(3) The noise or sound occurs in a residential district between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. or the noise or sound is audible in a residential district between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. and is of an intensity of 90 dB or more at 100 feet or more from the source on an “A”- weighted scale as measured upon a device approved by the Safety and Service Director.
(4) The noise or sound is made or created by the offender with the purpose to annoy or alarm others regardless of the intensity.
(F) Whoever violates this section is guilty of creating excessive noise, which is a minor misdemeanor. Prosecutions under divisions (B), (C), or (D) above shall be commenced by the filing of a private complaint, under oath, followed by a complete investigation by the City Police and an effort to resolve the problem by negotiation, unless the Safety and Service Director deems it advisable, under the circumstances, to waive the requirement of a private complaint and negotiation.
(G) This section shall not supersede or modify any existing ordinances or resolutions directly or by implication.
(Ord. 1987-25, passed 12-7-87)