City of Pleasant Valley, MO
Clay County
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[Ord. No. 445 §1, 4-1-1968]
For the purposes of this Chapter the following terms, phrases, words, and their derivations shall have the meanings given herein. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
AIRCRAFT
Any contrivance now known or hereafter invented, used or designated for navigation or for flight in the air. The word "aircraft" shall include helicopters and lighter-than-air dirigibles and balloons.
AUTHORIZED PRIVATE RECEPTACLE
A litter storage and collection receptacle as required and authorized in the collection system ordinance.
CITY
The City of Pleasant Valley, Missouri.
GARBAGE
Putrescible animal and vegetable wastes resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food.
JUNK
Any metal, glass, paper, rags, wood, machinery parts, cloth, or other waste or discarded material of any nature or substance whatsoever, or any scrap or salvage materials.
LITTER
"Garbage, refuse and rubbish", as defined herein and all other waste material which if thrown or deposited as herein prohibited creates a danger to public health, safety and welfare and shall include but not be limited to things laying about in disorder, trash, untidiness, or decomposed objects.
PARK
A park, reservation, playground, recreation center or any other public area in the City, owned or used by the City and devoted to active or passive recreation.
PERSON
Any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company or organization of any kind.
PRIVATE PREMISES
Any dwelling, house, building or other structure, designed or used either wholly or in part for private residential purposes, whether inhabited or temporarily or continuously uninhabited or vacant, and shall include any yard ground, walk, driveway, porch, steps, vestibule or mailbox belonging or appurtenant to such dwelling, house, building, garage, or other structure.
PUBLIC PLACE
Any and all streets, sidewalks, boulevards, alleys or other public ways and any and all public parks, squares, spaces, grounds and buildings.
REFUSE
All putrescible and non-putrescible solid or liquid wastes (except body wastes), including garbage, rubbish, ashes, street cleanings, dead animals, abandoned automobiles, and solid or liquid market and industrial wastes; and construction waste and demolition waste.
RUBBISH
Non-putrescible solid or liquid wastes consisting of both combustible and non-combustible wastes, such as paper, wrappings, cigarettes, cardboard, tin cans, yard clippings, leaves, wood, glass, bedding, crockery and similar materials.
VEHICLE
Every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, including devices used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.
[Ord. No. 445 §2, 4-1-1968]
No person shall throw or deposit litter in or upon any street, sidewalk, or other public place within the City except in public receptacles in authorized private receptacles for collection, or in official City disposal sites.
[Ord. No. 445 §3, 4-1-1968]
Persons placing litter in public receptacles or in authorized private receptacles shall do so in such a manner as to prevent it from being carried or deposited by the elements upon any street, sidewalk or other public place or upon private property.
[Ord. No. 445 §4, 4-1-1968]
No person shall sweep into or deposit in any gutter, street or other public place within the City, the accumulation of litter from any building or lot or from any public or private sidewalk or driveway. Persons owning or occupying property shall keep the sidewalk in front of their premises free of litter.
[Ord. No. 445 §5, 4-1-1968]
No person owning or occupying a place of business shall sweep into or deposit in any gutter, street or other public place within the City, the accumulation of litter from any building or lot or from any public or private sidewalk or driveway. Persons owning or occupying places of business within the City shall keep the sidewalk in front of their business premises free of litter.
[Ord. No. 445 §6, 4-1-1968]
No person, while a driver or passenger in a vehicle, shall throw or deposit litter upon any street or other public place within the City, or upon private property. The driver of the vehicle shall be held responsible for his/her passengers providing the enforcing officer cannot determine which occupant of the vehicle deposited the litter.
[Ord. No. 445 §7, 4-1-1968]
No person shall drive or move, cause, permit or allow any vehicle or truck within the City, the wheels or tires of which carry onto or deposit in any street, alley or other public place, mud, dirt, sticky substances, oil litter, or foreign matter of any kind. No person, firm or corporation operating a motor vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer upon the public streets of Pleasant Valley, Missouri, shall cause, permit or allow litter to fall therefrom upon any street, sidewalk or public place within the City. All such motor vehicles, trailers or semi-trailers carrying goods or material or farm products which may reasonably be expected to become dislodged and fall from the vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer as a result of wind pressure and/or by the movement of the vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer shall have a protective cover or be sufficiently secured so that no portion of such goods or material can become dislodged and fall from the vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer while being transported or carried.
[Ord. No. 445 §8, 4-1-1968]
No person shall throw or deposit litter in any park within the City except in public receptacles and in such a manner that the litter will be prevented from being carried or deposited by the elements upon any part of the park or upon any street, or other public place. Where public receptacles are not provided all such litter shall be carried away from the park by the person responsible for its presence and properly disposed of elsewhere as provided herein.
[Ord. No. 445 §9, 4-1-1968]
No person shall throw or deposit litter in any fountain, pond, lake, stream or any other body of water in a park or elsewhere within the City.
[Ord. No. 445 §10, 4-1-1968]
No person in an aircraft shall throw out, drop or deposit within the City, any litter, handbill or other object except with the authorization of the Board of Aldermen.
[Ord. No. 445 §11, 4-1-1968]
No person shall throw or deposit litter on any occupied or unoccupied private property or vacant lot within the City, whether owned by such person or not, except that the owner or person in control of private property may maintain authorized private receptacles for collection in such a manner that litter will be prevented from being carried or deposited by the elements upon any street, sidewalk or other public place or upon any private property.
[Ord. No. 445 §12, 4-1-1968]
The owner or person in control of any private property shall at all times maintain the premises free of litter. Provided however, that this Section shall not prohibit the storage of litter in authorized private receptacles for collection.
[Ord. No. 445 §13, 4-1-1968]
Any wrecked, damaged, demolished or disabled vehicle, or part or portion thereof or junk which is left or permitted to remain upon any property or street, which is accessible to children or where weeds, grass and other vegetation is allowed to grow in or around such vehicle or junk is hereby declared to be a public nuisance in that such vehicle, or part or portion thereof or junk may create a fire hazard or health hazard or afford a nesting place or breeding place for mosquitoes, flies, rodents, rats and other vermin, and also may be an attractive nuisance to children, constituting a serious danger and threat to such children, and may be an additional costly obstruction to the care and maintenance of such property, or street when weeds, grass or other vegetation must be removed by private individuals or the City of Pleasant Valley.
[Ord. No. 445 §14, 4-1-1968; Ord. No. 2805 §1, 12-3-2007]
The Health Department, Fire Department or Police Department is hereby authorized and empowered to notify the owner and/or occupant of any open or vacant private property within the City or the agent of such owner to properly dispose of litter located on such owner's property which is dangerous to public health, safety and welfare. Such notice shall be by mail, addressed to said owner to his/her last known address, or posted on the property, or hand delivered to the owner stating a date that litter must be disposed of.