AMENDMENT 934 RATIFIED

Madison County: County Commission - Noise Level Restrictions.

(a) This amendment shall apply only to portions of Madison County outside the corporate limits of any municipality.

(b) The purpose of this amendment is to protect and to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Madison County, and to promote commerce, property enjoyment, quality of life, and quality of the environment by authorizing the Madison County Commission to adopt, amend, and enforce ordinances or resolutions to limit noise levels and to regulate public nuisances caused by noise levels in order to minimize the exposure of its citizens to the physiological and psychological dangers of excess noise.

(c) The Madison County Commission may adopt and amend ordinances or resolutions applicable in the unincorporated areas of Madison County to prohibit excessive noise; to regulate, limit, and control noise levels; to control public nuisances caused by excessive noise levels; and to provide criminal penalties for violations. These ordinances and resolutions shall be enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction within the county. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no ordinance or resolution may be adopted to restrict noise produced in the ordinary course of business by industrial manufacturing, or farming facilities or activities.

(d) The Madison County Commission may provide criminal penalties for violation of the ordinance or resolution adopted pursuant to this amendment not to exceed the penalties for a Class C misdemeanor.