City of Berkeley, MO
St. Louis County
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[CC 1961 §1.01; Ord. No. 1277 §1.01, 1-12-1961]
Title. All ordinances of the City of a general and permanent nature as revised and codified herein, are hereby ordained and adopted as the Municipal Code of the City of Berkeley.
Amendments. Any additions or amendments to this Code are incorporated in this Code so that a reference to The Municipal Code of the City of Berkeley includes them.
Numbering Of Sections. Each Section number of this Code shall consist of two (2) component parts separated by a period, the figure before the period referring to the Chapter number and the figure after the period referring to the position of the Section within the Chapter.
Numbering Additions. The decimal system shall be used for all additions or amendments to this Code. When a Chapter or Section is to be added, it shall be given a decimal character.
[CC 1961 §1.02; Ord. No. 1277 §1.02, 1-12-1961]
Terms used in this Code, unless otherwise specifically defined, have the meanings prescribed by the Revised Statutes of Missouri for the same terms.
Terms used in this Code shall have the meanings set out herein:
The City of Berkeley, Missouri.
The City Council of the City of Berkeley.
County of St. Louis.
Any natural individual, firm, trust, partnership, association or corporation. As applied to partnerships or associations the word person includes the partners or members thereof; as applied to corporations it includes officers, agents, or employees thereof who are responsible for the act referred to. The singular includes the plural and the plural includes the singular. The masculine gender includes the feminine and neuter genders.
The latest publication thereof.
State of Missouri.
The Municipal Code of the City of Berkeley.
[CC 1961 §1.03; Ord. No. 1277 §1.03, 1-12-1961]
All general ordinances or parts thereof heretofore adopted by the Council and not included in this Code are repealed, except the following which are hereby continued in full force and effect:
Ordinances authorizing contracts or the issue of municipal notes or bonds.
Ordinances levying taxes or making special assessments.
Ordinances appropriating funds or establishing salaries.
Ordinances granting franchises or rights to corporations.
Ordinances relating to the dedication, opening, grade, improvement, altering, widening or vacating of streets, alleys, sidewalks, or public places.
Ordinances respecting the conveyance or acceptance of real property or easements in real property.
Ordinances authorizing or relating to particular public improvements.
Any other special ordinances not in conflict with the provisions of this Code.
Zoning ordinances are amended in certain minor respects only, but not in substance, to read as set forth in this Code.
The provisions of this Code, so far as they are the same in substance as those of heretofore existing ordinances are continuations of such ordinances and not new enactments. Any act done, offense committed, or right accruing or acquired, or liability, penalty, forfeiture or punishment incurred prior hereto shall not be affected, but may be enjoyed, asserted, enforced, prosecuted or inflicted as fully and to the same extent as if the above repeal had not been effected.
[CC 1961 §1.04; Ord. No. 1277 §1.04, 1-12-1961]
Unless otherwise provided in this Code, this Code shall apply to all acts performed within the corporate limits of the City of Berkeley. Provisions of this Code shall also apply to acts performed outside the corporate limits and up to the limits provided by law, where the law confers power on the City to regulate such particular acts outside the corporate limits.
Provisions of this Code which relate to maintaining nuisances and prescribing punishments therefor, shall be enforced outside the corporate limits of the City for a distance of one-half (½) mile, the same as within the City limits; and the doing of or maintaining anything within one-half (½) mile of the corporate limits which is or may become a nuisance and which is prohibited by this Code, is hereby declared to be a violation of this Code, the same as if done or maintained within the City, to be punished in like manner by prosecution in the Municipal Court.