City of Wildwood, MO
St. Louis County
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[Ord. No. 532 §1, 5-26-1999]
A. 
The Director, upon determination that the presence of a hazardous waste on a premises presents an imminent and substantial danger to health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Wildwood or the environment, has the authority to enter the premises and conspicuously post a notice or notices on the premises as a warning of the danger.
B. 
The notice or notices may read substantially as follows:
DANGER
KEEP OUT
HAZARDOUS WASTE AREA
POSTED BY
Director of Public Works
For Information Contact:
City of Wildwood
Wildwood, Missouri
(636) 458-0440
C. 
No person shall remove, mar, scratch, obliterate or in any manner deface, hide from view, or tamper with any such sign or signs.
[Ord. No. 532 §1, 5-26-1999]
The Director shall make reasonable effort to notify the owner, occupant or person in possession of the premises of his/her posting action and the reason therefore. In addition, the Director shall notify the local Fire Department, the Police, other appropriate emergency response, civil defense or governmental agencies, and local utility companies of his/her posting action and the reason therefor.
[Ord. No. 532 §1, 5-26-1999]
A. 
The Director, in operation with the City's Emergency Management Director, may require the owner, occupant or person in possession to prepare a safety plan for each location that may be found to contain hazardous waste and furnish such a plan in writing to the Director for approval. Following approval of such a plan, the Director shall require the owner or person in possession to implement such a plan. In addition, the Director shall transmit the plan to the Emergency Management Director.
B. 
In the event the owner, occupant, or person in possession cannot be found or refuses to prepare a plan and correct the hazardous situation within a reasonable time, the Director may, if he/she deems it necessary in the interest of public health, safety and welfare, enter upon the premises and, either with the equipment and employees of the owner, occupant or person in possession, or with City owned or leased equipment and City employees, or with other contracted private services, do such work, as is necessary, to correct any hazardous condition.
C. 
Upon the completion of such work, the Director shall cause the total cost of such work to be determined and certify the same to the City Administrator. The report with the approval of the City Administrator endorsed thereon shall be transmitted to the County Collector, who shall assess the same as a special tax against each lot or parcel of ground chargeable therewith, in the name or names of the owner or owners thereof.
D. 
All such special tax bills issued for such work shall be collectible by suit brought by the City Attorney in the name of the City. Such special tax bills and any action thereon shall be prima facie evidence of the regularity of the proceedings for such special assessment, the validity of the bill, the doing of the work, and of the furnishings of the materials charged for, and of the liability of the property to the charge stated in the bill, including the costs of bringing the action as a part of the cost of doing the work. Each special tax bill shall include a charge of one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125.00) for inspecting the same and giving the notice, and further charge of one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125.00) for issuing and recording the tax bill. Such tax bills, if not paid within thirty (30) days after issuance, shall bear interest at the rate of eight percent (8%) per annum.