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ORDINANCE 2300 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS <br />AMENDING CHAPTER 16, ARTICLE II, SEC. 16.20.035 — CONSTRUCTION <br />WHEREAS, the Town of Los Gatos Municipal Code Section 16.10.015 states that unnecessary, <br />excessive and disturbing noise and vibration is detrimental to the health, safety and welfare of <br />the public and is contrary to public interest and that residents are entitled to the reasonable <br />use and enjoyment of their property without exposure to noise disturbances, and; <br />WHEREAS, the Town of Los Gatos received public comment voicing concerns regarding <br />construction activity on Sundays and holidays, and; <br />WHEREAS, it is the intent of the Town Council, in amending this ordinance, to enact law which <br />upholds Municipal Code Section 16.10.015, and; <br />NOW, THEREFORE, THE PEOPLE OF THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS AND THE TOWN COUNCIL <br />DO HEREBY ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: <br />SECTION I. INCORPORATION OF RECITALS. The Town of Los Gatos finds that all Recitals are true <br />and correct and incorporate them herein by this reference. <br />SECTION 11. AMENDMENT OF MUNICIPAL CODE. Chapter 16, Article II, Section 16.20.035 is <br />hereby amended to read as follows: <br />Sec. 16.20.035. - Construction. <br />(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to <br />6:00 p.m. weekdays, and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturdays, construction, alteration or <br />repair activities which are authorized by a valid Town permit or as otherwise allowed by <br />Town permit, shall be allowed if they meet at least one of the following noise <br />limitations: <br />(1) No individual piece of equipment shall produce a noise level exceeding eighty-five (85) <br />dBA at twenty-five (25) feet. If the device is located within a structure on the property, <br />the measurement shall be made at distances as close to twenty-five (25) feet from the <br />device as possible. <br />(2) The noise level at any point outside of the property plane shall not exceed eighty-five <br />(85) dBA. <br />(b) The term "construction, alteration or repair activities" shall include any physical activity <br />on the construction site or in the staging area, including the delivery of materials. <br />1of3 <br />Ordinance 2300 January 21, 2020 <br />