A person commits the offense of abandonment of airtight icebox if he/she abandons, discards or knowingly permits to remain on premises under his/her control in a place accessible to children any abandoned or discarded icebox, refrigerator or other airtight or semi-airtight container which has a capacity of one and one-half (1½) cubic feet or more and an opening of fifty (50) square inches or more and which has a door or lid equipped with hinge, latch or other fastening device capable of securing such door or lid without rendering such equipment harmless to human life by removing such hinges, latches or other hardware which may cause a person to be confined therein.
Subsection (A) of this Section does not apply to an icebox, refrigerator or other airtight or semi-airtight container located in that part of a building occupied by a dealer, warehouseman or repairman.
A person commits the offense of littering if he/she throws or places or causes to be thrown or placed any glass, glass bottles, wire, nails, tacks, hedge, cans, garbage, trash, refuse or rubbish of any kind, nature or description on the right-of-way of any public road or State highway or on or in any of the waters in this City or on the banks of any stream or on any land or water owned, operated or leased by the State, any board, department, agency or commission thereof or on any land or water owned, operated or leased by the Federal Government or on any private real property owned by another without his/her consent.
If any person or persons shall put any dead animal, carcass or part thereof, the offal or any other filth into any well, spring, brook, branch, creek, pond or lake, every person so offending shall on conviction thereof be fined not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00).
If any person shall remove or cause to be removed and placed in or near any public road or highway or upon premises not his/her own or in any river, stream or watercourse any dead animal, carcass or part thereof, or other nuisance to the annoyance of the citizens of this City, or any of them, every person so offending shall upon conviction thereof be fined for every offense not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) and if such nuisance be not removed within three (3) days thereafter, it shall be deemed a second (2nd) offense against the provisions of this Section.
Whoever willfully or maliciously poisons, defiles or in any way corrupts the water of a well, spring, brook or reservoir used for domestic or municipal purposes, or whoever willfully or maliciously diverts, dams up and holds back from its natural course and flow any spring, brook or other water supply for domestic or municipal purposes, after said water supply shall have once been taken for use by any person or persons, corporation, Town or City for their use, shall be adjudged guilty of an ordinance violation and punished by a fine not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), or by imprisonment in the City or County Jail not exceeding ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment and shall be liable to the party injured for three (3) times the actual damage sustained, to be recovered by suit at law.
A person commits the offense of abandoning a motor vehicle or trailer if he/she abandons any motor vehicle or trailer on the right-of-way of any public road or State highway or on or in any of the waters in this State or on the banks of any stream or on any land or water owned, operated or leased by the State, any board, department, agency or commission thereof or any political subdivision thereof or on any land or water owned, operated or leased by the Federal Government or on any private real property owned by another without his/her consent.
For purposes of this Section, the last owner of record of a motor vehicle or trailer found abandoned and not shown to be transferred pursuant to Sections 301.196 and 301.197, RSMo., shall be deemed prima facie to have been the owner of such motor vehicle or trailer at the time it was abandoned and to have been the person who abandoned the motor vehicle or trailer or caused or procured its abandonment. The registered owner of the abandoned motor vehicle or trailer shall not be subject to the penalties provided by this Section if the motor vehicle or trailer was in the care, custody or control of another person at the time of the violation. In such instance, the owner shall submit such evidence in an affidavit permitted by the court setting forth the name, address, and other pertinent information of the person who leased, rented, or otherwise had care, custody or control of the motor vehicle or trailer at the time of the alleged violation. The affidavit submitted pursuant to this Subsection shall be admissible in a court proceeding adjudicating the alleged violation and shall raise a rebuttable presumption that the person identified in the affidavit was in actual control of the motor vehicle or trailer. In such case, the court has the authority to terminate the prosecution of the summons issued to the owner and issue a summons to the person identified in the affidavit as the operator. If the motor vehicle or trailer is alleged to have been stolen, the owner of the motor vehicle or trailer shall submit proof that a Police report was filed in a timely manner indicating that the vehicle was stolen at the time of the alleged violation.
Any person convicted pursuant to this Section shall be civilly liable for all reasonable towing, storage, and administrative costs associated with the abandonment of the motor vehicle or trailer. Any reasonable towing, storage and administrative costs in excess of the value of the abandoned motor vehicle or trailer that exist at the time the motor vehicle is transferred pursuant to Section 304.156, RSMo., shall remain the liability of the person convicted pursuant to this Section so long as the towing company, as defined in Chapter 304, RSMo., provided the title owner and lienholders, as ascertained by the Department of Revenue records, a notice within the timeframe and in the form as described in Subsection (1) of Section 304.156, RSMo.
[Ord. No. 353 §78.010, 6-6-1995; Ord. No. 373 §75.270, 2-6-2001; Ord. No. 412 §1, 7-12-2005]
Other fireworks may only be discharged within the City limits seven (7) days prior to July 4 and seven (7) days after July 4 of each year between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 10:00 P.M., except that on July 4 only, said fireworks may be discharged between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 11:00 P.M.
[Ord. No. 469, 6-8-2010]
The Board of Aldermen shall have the power to adopt reasonable rules and regulations for the granting of permits for supervised, public displays of fireworks by jurisdictions, fair associations, amusement parks or other organizations. Every such use or display shall be handled by a competent operator approved by the Fire Chief of the City of Sparta and shall be of such character and so located, discharged or fired so as, in the opinion of the Fire Chief of the City of Sparta after proper investigation, not to be hazardous to property or to endanger any person. Applications for permits shall be made in writing at least ten (10) days in advance of the day of the display. After such privilege shall be granted, possession, use and distribution of fireworks or such display shall be lawful for that purpose only. No permit granted hereunder shall be transferable.
The holder of a permit as provided in Subsection (C) shall furnish a bond or certificate of insurance in the amount deemed adequate by the Board of Aldermen for the payment of all damages which may be caused whether to persons or to property by reasons of the permitted display and arising from any acts of the permittee, his/her agents, employees or subcontractors.