[R.O. 1992 § 225.010; CC 1984 § 62.010; Ord. No. 1774-00 § 1, 1-4-2000]
The Police Chief is hereby designated to administer and enforce this Chapter.
[R.O. 1992 § 225.020; Ord. No. 1107-86 § 62.015, 8-5-1986; Ord. No. 1774-00 § 1, 1-4-2000]
When used in this Chapter the following words are defined as follows:
- DAMAGED OR DISABLED VEHICLE
- Any vehicle which is not registered or is improperly registered with the State of Missouri; has been inoperable for more than seventy-two (72) hours or is in such a state of repairs as to be inoperable, except those on the premises of a duly licensed automobile repair or sales business, or in a duly licensed automobile junking yard.
- Any metal, glass, paper, rags, wood, machinery parts, cloth, or other waste or discarded material of any nature or substance whatsoever, or scrap or salvage materials.
- Any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation or other organization of any kind.
- Any land owned by the City or located within the City limits, not including streets and highways.
- STREET OR HIGHWAY
- The entire area between the boundary lines of every publicly maintained way when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel.
- Any machine propelled by power other than human power designed to travel along the ground by use of wheels, treads, runners or slides, including but not limited to automobiles, trucks, trailers, motorcycles, tractors, buggies and wagons, or any part thereof.
[R.O. 1992 § 225.030; CC 1984 § 62.020; Ord. No. 1774-00 § 1, 1-4-2000]
Every occupant of a dwelling or dwelling unit shall:
Keep such premises free of litter, trash, salvage materials, junk and (unless stored properly) building materials.
Keep such premises reasonably free of breeding, harboring and feeding places for rodents and insects, and shall keep such premises free of weed nuisances.
Dispose of all his/her trash in a clean and sanitary manner by placing it in trash containers.
Dispose of all his/her garbage and any other organic waste which might provide food for rodents, in a clean and sanitary manner, by placing it in garbage disposal facilities or garbage storage containers.
Every owner of a dwelling or dwelling unit shall be responsible for maintaining all accessory, auxiliary or minor structures on the premises in a clean and sanitary manner, free of rodents and rubbish so as not to constitute a fire hazard.
Every occupant of a dwelling shall be responsible for the extermination of any insects, rodents or other pests therein or on the premises.
[R.O. 1992 § 225.040; CC 1984 § 62.030; Ord. No. 1774-00 § 1, 1-4-2000]
The Community Service Officer is hereby authorized and directed to make inspections to determine the condition of premises located within the City, in order that he/she may perform his/her duty of safeguarding the health and safety of the general public, and in order that he/she may ascertain that the standards, as set forth in this Chapter, are properly maintained. For the purpose of making such inspection, the Community Service Officer is hereby authorized to enter, examine and survey all premises at any reasonable time. The owner shall give the Community Service Officer free access to their premises at all reasonable times for the purpose of inspection, examination and survey. In the event of necessity, the Community Service Officer shall procure right to entry and inspection by application to and proper orders from a court of competent jurisdiction. Every occupant shall give the owner thereof, or his/her agent or employee, access to any part of the premises at all reasonable times for the purpose of making such repairs or alterations that are necessary to effect compliance with the provisions of this Chapter, or with any lawful rule or regulation adopted or any lawful order issued pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter.
[R.O. 1992 § 225.050; Ord. No. 1107-86 § 62.100, 8-5-1986; Ord. No. 1774-00 § 1, 1-4-2000]
Any damaged or disabled vehicle, part thereof, or junk, located on any property, street, or highway which presents a hazard to children, or harbors tall grass, weeds or other vegetation, or creates a fire hazard, or affords a breeding place or nesting place for mosquitoes, flies, rodents, rats or other vermin; or any vehicle, part thereof, or junk allowed to remain unmoved on any street or highway for forty-eight (48) hours, is a public nuisance. It shall be unlawful for any person to create or maintain such nuisance.
[R.O. 1992 § 225.060; Ord. No. 1107-86 § 62.120, 8-5-1986; Ord. No. 1774-00 § 1, 1-4-2000]
Whenever the Police Chief or his/her duly authorized representative determines that any vehicle or junk is a nuisance as defined herein, he/she shall cause written notice to be served upon the owner of the vehicle or junk if he/she can be located, or the person in custody of such vehicle or junk, by registered mail or by personal service. The notice shall state that the vehicle or junk is deemed to be a nuisance, and shall briefly state facts deemed to constitute such vehicle or junk a nuisance within the terms of this Chapter, and state that the nuisance shall be abated within seven (7) days from receipt of such notice.
[R.O. 1992 § 225.070; Ord. No. 1107-86 § 62.130, 8-5-1986; Ord. No. 1774-00 § 1, 1-4-2000]
When the owner or custodian of any nuisance cannot be located by reasonable search, the notice shall be attached to the property, briefly stating facts deemed to constitute the property a nuisance and stating that the nuisance shall be abated within seven (7) days of the date notice was posted, or if the vehicle is on public property, within two (2) days of the date notice was posted.
[R.O. 1992 § 225.080; Ord. No. 1107-86 § 62.140, 8-5-1986; Ord. No. 1774-00 § 1, 1-4-2000]
Any person receiving the notice provided for above shall comply with the provisions of the notice requiring abatement. Failure to comply with this provision is unlawful.
[R.O. 1992 § 225.090; Ord. No. 1107-86 § 62.150, 8-5-1986; Ord. No. 1774-00 § 1, 1-4-2000]
If not removed within the times specified in the notice, the vehicle or junk shall be transported to a storage area by or at the direction of the Police Chief or his/her duly authorized representative at the expense of the owner or person in custody thereof. It shall then be stored for a period of at least thirty (30) days, and the person entitled to possession thereof may redeem the property by payment to the City of the actual cost of its removal and a reasonable storage fee. If the vehicle or junk is unredeemed after the expiration of the thirty-day period, the Police Chief may sell it to the highest bidder. This notice shall be published not less than ten (10) or more than thirty (30) days prior to the date of the sale.
[R.O. 1992 § 225.100; Ord. No. 1107-86 § 62.160, 8-5-1986; Ord. No. 1774-00 § 1, 1-4-2000]
Prior to the sale of any such property, the Police Chief shall cause to be posted in City Hall, place of storage and at least one (1) other public place in the City, a notice of sale stating:
This notice shall be published not less than ten (10) or more than thirty (30) days prior to the date of the same.
[R.O. 1992 § 225.110; Ord. No. 1107-86 § 62.170, 8-5-1986; Ord. No. 1774-00 § 1, 1-4-2000]
The Police Chief or his/her duly authorized representative may enter upon private property for inspection or for the purpose of removing any vehicle or junk in accordance with this Chapter. If any person refuses to allow entry onto his/her private property, the Police Chief may obtain a warrant from the proper official and proceed in accordance therewith.
[R.O. 1992 § 225.120; Ord. No. 1107-86 § 62.180, 8-5-1986; Ord. No. 1774-00 § 1, 1-4-2000]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this Chapter shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation.