City of Willard, MO
Greene County
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A. 
A person commits the offense of abandonment of an airtight or semi-airtight container if he or she knowingly abandons, discards, or permits to remain on premises under his or 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 (1 1/2) 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.
B. 
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, warehouse operator or repair person.
C. 
The defendant shall have the burden of injecting the issue under Subsection (B) of this Section.
D. 
The offense of abandonment of an airtight or semi-airtight container is an ordinance violation.
A person commits the offense of littering if he or she places, deposits, or causes to be placed or deposited, 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 the City, or on any private real property owned by another without the owner's consent.
A. 
A person commits the offense of unlawful disposition of a dead animal if he or she knowingly places or causes to be placed the carcass or offal of any dead animal:
1. 
Into any well, spring, brook, branch, creek, pond, or lake; or
2. 
On any public road or highway, river, stream, or watercourse or upon premises not his or her own for the purpose of annoying another or others.
A. 
A person commits the offense of tampering with a water supply if he or she purposely:
1. 
Poisons, defiles or in any way corrupts the water of a well, spring, brook or reservoir used for domestic or municipal purposes; or
2. 
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 his/her, their or its use.
B. 
The offense of tampering with a water supply is an ordinance violation.
A. 
A person commits the offense of abandoning a vehicle, vessel, or trailer if he or she knowingly abandons any vehicle, vessel, or trailer on:
1. 
The right-of-way of any public road or State highway;
2. 
On or in any of the waters in this State;
3. 
On the banks of any stream;
4. 
On any land or water owned, operated or leased by the State, any board, department, agency or commission thereof, or any political subdivision thereof;
5. 
On any land or water owned, operated or leased by the Federal government; or
6. 
On any private real property owned by another without his or her consent.
B. 
For purposes of this Section, the last owner of record of a vehicle, vessel, or trailer found abandoned and not shown to be transferred pursuant to Sections 301.196 and 301.197, RSMo., shall be deemed prima facie evidence of ownership of such vehicle, vessel, or trailer at the time it was abandoned and the person who abandoned the vehicle, vessel, or trailer or caused or procured its abandonment. The registered owner of the abandoned vehicle, vessel, or trailer shall not be subject to the penalties provided by this Section if the vehicle, vessel, 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 vehicle, vessel, 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 vehicle, vessel, 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 vehicle, vessel, or trailer is alleged to have been stolen, the owner of the vehicle, vessel, or trailer shall submit proof that a police report was filed in a timely manner indicating that the vehicle or vessel was stolen at the time of the alleged violation.
C. 
The offense of abandoning a vehicle, vessel, or trailer is an ordinance violation.
D. 
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 vehicle, vessel, or trailer. Any reasonable towing, storage, and administrative costs in excess of the value of the abandoned vehicle, vessel, or trailer that exist at the time the property 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 time frame and in the form as described in Subsection 1 of Section 304.156, RSMo.
It shall be unlawful for any person to throw any stone, stick, brick, ball, bottle, eggs or other missile or object at any vehicle, building, tree or other public or private property or upon or at any person in any public or private places enclosed or unenclosed.
A. 
It shall be unlawful to store, discharge, or use any fireworks or pyrotechnics in the City of Willard except as herein provided.
B. 
Unless a burn ban is in effect, the discharge and use of fireworks by the general public is permitted inside the City limits of Willard for the following dates:
1. 
July 4 from 12:00 P.M. through July 5 to 12:30 A.M.
2. 
December 31 from 2:00 P.M. through January 1 to 12:30 A.M.
However, the discharge and use of fireworks must be done safely, and any complaint that details hazardous activities, malicious conduct or any act in conflict with City ordinances, State or Federal laws may result in the seizure of fireworks and/or prosecution in accordance with applicable law. Additionally, anyone under the age of seventeen (17) must be supervised by a parent or adult when handling, discharging, or assisting in the discharge of fireworks.
The possession, discharge, or use of fireworks is limited to consumer fireworks known as 1.4G (formerly known as Class C), except as provided in Subsection (C) set forth below.
It shall be unlawful to possess, discharge, or use fireworks at any of the City parks or on public property, except as provided in Subsection (C) set forth below.
C. 
It shall be lawful to store or use fireworks and pyrotechnics in the City of Willard in connection with a public exhibition of fireworks or pyrotechnics only after a permit for public exhibition of fireworks and pyrotechnics has been granted. A fee of fifteen dollars ($15.00) shall be paid.
An application for a permit to hold a public exhibition of fireworks and pyrotechnics shall be made to the Mayor twenty (20) days prior to the proposed exhibition. The application shall describe the following:
1. 
The place, date, starting time and ending time of the proposed exhibition.
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The price to be charged, if any.
3. 
The distance the general public shall be away from the place of ignition.
4. 
The number of fire prevention guards and types of extinguishing devices to be available.
5. 
A description of the amount and type of fireworks and pyrotechnics to be used.
The permit shall be granted by the Mayor, who may consult with the Fire Marshal, only if the exhibition is to be conducted under such conditions as to keep persons and property reasonably safe from injury and as to not unreasonably disturb the peace of the community.
D. 
It shall be lawful to sell or offer for sale fireworks within the City of Willard in accordance with the following regulations and fireworks stand requirements:
1. 
Persons operating temporary fireworks stands are temporary use vendors pursuant to Section 400.530.
2. 
Smoking or open flame is not allowed within twenty (20) feet of a fireworks stand and all fireworks stands shall display signs, with letters being at least four (4) inches in height, reading "FIREWORKS FOR SALE — NO SMOKING ALLOWED".
3. 
Fireworks stands shall display at least one (1) sign which reads as follows, with letters being at least four (4) inches in height, "NO FIREWORKS DISCHARGED WITHIN 100 FEET".
4. 
Exit signs are required to be illuminated.
5. 
All the area within and adjacent to tents or stands shall be maintained clear of grass, shavings or any combustible materials.
6. 
Fireworks stands must have a minimum aisle width forty-eight (48) inches, kept free and unobstructed at all times.
7. 
Fireworks stands must have a minimum exit way of seventy-two (72) inches, and a minimum of two (2) exits are required. Exits shall be remote from each other.
8. 
Portable fire extinguishing equipment must be kept on premises at all times. A minimum of two (2) are required with one (1) being water pressurized.
9. 
Electrical cords from the meter to the tent must be 12-2 with ground exterior wire.
10. 
All circuits entering the stand shall be protected by a GFI breaker.
11. 
All wiring is required to be out of reach or buried.
12. 
Light fixtures are required to have bulbs placed in all sockets. Interior lighting cannot be placed directly over the sales counters. Exterior lighting must be designed for exterior use.
13. 
Fireworks stands must be located outside of electrical easements and at least fifteen (15) feet from any overhead utility lines.
14. 
All fireworks stands must be a minimum of one hundred (100) feet from any use involving sale or storage of gasoline, LP gas or any combustible product.
15. 
A certificate shall be required by an organization or laboratory of recognized standing or manufacturer verifying that the tent fabric material has been treated with a flame-resistant material.
16. 
No motor vehicle parking within ten (10) feet of fireworks stand location.
17. 
Hours of operation shall be June 20 — July 2, 8:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M., and July 3 — 4, 6:00 A.M. to 12:00 Midnight.
E. 
The penalty for the violation of any part of this Section is a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or a term in jail of not more than ninety (90) days, or both such fine and jail sentence.
The Willard Police Department shall seize, take, remove or cause to be removed at the expense of the owner all stocks of fireworks offered or exposed for sale, stored or held in violation of this Article.