City of Warsaw, MO
Benton County
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[Ord. No. 557 §§1 — 5, 6-23-1982; Ord. No. 2002-18 §§1 — 6, 6-17-2002; Ord. No. 2003-15 §§1 — 6, 4-7-2003]
A. 
The sale of fireworks shall be permitted between June twenty-fifth (25th) and July tenth (10th).
B. 
All applicants shall fill out a fireworks sales permit application no earlier than June first (1st) of each year.
C. 
The business license fee for said fireworks application shall be fifty dollars ($50.00).
D. 
The applicant shall be in compliance with all requirements as set forth by the State Fire Marshall and Sections 320.106 to 320.161, RSMo., (i.e., consumer fireworks permitted, license, insurance, etc.).
E. 
Additional insurance requirements for the City shall be that the general aggregate liability policy amount shall be one million dollars ($1,000,000.00), and the City of Warsaw shall be added as an additional insured and the certificate of insurance shall be given at the time of the application.
F. 
Fireworks sales lots shall be placed only within "C-3" commercial districts, four hundred (400) feet from any commercial propane or gasoline dispensing or storage facility, and four hundred (400) feet from any residential building.
[Ord. No. 2005-28 §1, 7-5-2005]
A. 
No person shall possess or set off any fireworks within the City limits, except "consumer fireworks" as that term is defined in Section 320.160, RSMo., and no person shall use or set off any consumer fireworks except during the times permitted by this Section.
B. 
It shall be illegal for persons to discharge or set off fireworks within the City limits of Warsaw, except for the two (2) days prior to July fourth (4th) until two (2) days after July fourth (4th) from 8:00 A.M. until 12:00 Midnight each day.
C. 
No fireworks may be thrown from or discharged from a vehicle.
D. 
No fireworks may be thrown at or pointed at or near any person or animal.
E. 
Anyone who uses or sets off fireworks at any time shall be responsible for cleaning up and disposing of any debris which results from the use or explosion thereof.
[Ord. No. 2001-02 §2, 1-8-2001]
All streets, street right-of-ways, sidewalks, crosswalks and alleys in said City shall be kept clear of any obstruction which shall block, hinder or impede the intended usage of said street, street right- of-way, sidewalk, crosswalk or alley; and it shall be unlawful for any person to obstruct street, or street right-of-way, or sidewalk, or crosswalk or alley except such temporary obstructions as are necessary in erecting improvements and in making repairs. Any person making such obstruction shall be liable to the City for all costs and damages assessed against it on account thereof and/or shall be cited and punished for said violation under the general penalty provision of Section 100.220 of the Warsaw City Code.
[CC 1978 §40.882]
Burning of trash, lumber, leaves or other combustible material where deemed a hazard by the Chief of the Fire District is prohibited except under such safeguards as he/she may specify.
[Ord. No. 243 §1, 5-16-2016]
A. 
Definitions. The following definitions shall apply to the provisions of this Section:
AGGRESSIVE PANHANDLING
Panhandling in the following manner:
1. 
To approach or speak to a person in such a manner as would cause a reasonable person to believe that the person is being threatened with:
a. 
Imminent bodily injury; or
b. 
The commission of a criminal act upon the person or another person or upon property in the person's immediate possession;
2. 
To persist in panhandling after the person solicited has given a negative response;
3. 
To come within three (3) feet of the person solicited, until that person has indicated that he does wish to make a donation;
4. 
To block, either individually or as part of a group of persons, the passage of a solicited person;
5. 
To follow the person who walks away from the panhandler;
6. 
To use profane or abusive language, either during the solicitation or following a refusal;
7. 
To touch a solicited person without the person's consent;
8. 
To render any service to a motor vehicle, including, but not limited to, any cleaning, washing, protecting, guarding or repairing of said vehicle or any portion thereof, without the prior consent of the owner, operator or occupant of such vehicle and thereafter asking, begging or soliciting alms or payment for the performance of such service, regardless of whether such vehicle is stopped, standing or parked on a public street or upon other public or private property; or
9. 
To engage in conduct that would reasonably be construed as intended to intimidate, compel or force a solicited person to make a donation.
CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION
Any non-profit community organization, fraternal, benevolent, educational, philanthropic or service organization, or governmental employee organization, which solicits or obtains contributions solicited from the public for charitable purposes or holds any assets solely for charitable purposes.
PANHANDLING
Any solicitation in person, by a person, other than a charitable organization, for an immediate grant of money, goods or any other form of gratuity from any other person when the person making the request is not known to the person(s) who is the subject of the request. The term "panhandling" shall not mean the act of passively standing or sitting with a sign or other indicator that a donation of money, goods or any other form of gratuity is being sought without any vocal request other than a response to an inquiry by another person.
B. 
Prohibitions.
1. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in aggressive panhandling.
2. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the act of panhandling when either the panhandler or the person being solicited is located in, on, or at any of the following locations:
a. 
In any public transportation vehicle;
b. 
Within fifty (50) feet of an automatic teller machine or entrance to a bank;
c. 
Within fifty (50) feet of a point of entry to or exit from any building open to the public, including commercial establishments;
d. 
At any sidewalk cafe;
e. 
Within fifty (50) feet of any public or private school;
f. 
At any bus stop or cab stand;
g. 
Within fifty (50) feet of any crosswalk;
h. 
Within any municipal or government-owned building, park, golf course or playground.
3. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the act of panhandling on private property or inside a business without written permission from the owner.
4. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the act of panhandling after 8:00 P.M. and before 7:00 A.M. during any dates on which daylight-saving time is in effect; or after 7:00 P.M. and before 7:00 A.M. during any dates on which daylight-saving time is not in effect.
5. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to panhandle in a group of two (2) or more persons.
C. 
Nothing in this Section shall abrogate or abridge provisions of Chapter 610, Peddlers and Solicitors, of this Code or effect any solicitations made by charitable organizations acting under that Chapter.
D. 
Any violation of this Section is punishable under Section 100.220 of this Code.