City of Shrewsbury, MO
St. Louis County
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Section 515.010 Adoption of International Fire Code.

[CC 1976 §515.010; Ord. No. 951 §1, 2-12-1968; Ord. No. 2298 §10, 9-27-2001; Ord. No. 2546 §10, 10-25-2008]
A certain document, three (3) copies of which are on file in the office of the City Clerk of the City of Shrewsbury, being marked and designated as the International Fire Code, 2006 Edition, as published by the International Code Council, be and is hereby adopted as the Fire Code of the City of Shrewsbury in the State of Missouri for the control of buildings and structures as herein provided; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said International Fire Code are hereby referred to, adopted and made part hereof, as if fully set out in this Chapter, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed in Section 515.020 of this Chapter.

Section 515.020 Additions, Insertions and Changes.

[Ord. No. 2546 §10, 10-25-2008]
A. 
The "International Fire Code" as adopted in Section 515.010 is hereby revised as follows:
1. 
IFC Section 101.1. Insert: City of Shrewsbury.
2. 
IFC Section 109.3. Insert: (Misdemeanor, $500.00, 90 days).
3. 
IFC Section 111.4. Insert: ($100.00 not to exceed more than $500.00). (Insert in two locations)
4. 
IFC Section 3204.3.1.1. Insert: Storage prohibited in Zoning Districts Residential 1 and Residential 2.
5. 
IFC Section 3404.2.9.5.1. Insert: Storage prohibited in Zoning Districts Residential 1 and Residential 2.
6. 
IFC Section 3406.2.4.4. Insert: Storage prohibited in Zoning Districts Residential 1 and Residential 2.
7. 
IFC Section 3804.2. Insert: Storage prohibited in Zoning Districts Residential 1 and Residential 2.

Section 515.030 Establishment of Limits.

The limits referred to in Section F-3003.2 of the BOCA National Fire Prevention Code/1993 in which the storage of explosives is prohibited are hereby established as follows:
Entire City limits.

Section 515.040 Saving Clause.

Nothing in this Chapter or in the Fire Prevention Code hereby adopted shall be construed to affect any lawsuit or proceeding impending in any court, or any rights acquired, or liability incurred, or any cause or causes of action acquired or existing, under any act or Chapter hereby repealed.

Section 515.050 Penalty.

Any person violating any of the provisions of this Chapter or the Code adopted in this Chapter shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in an amount not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.00) or be imprisoned in the City or County Jail for a period of not exceeding ninety (90) days, or both such fine and imprisonment. Each day such violation is committed or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such hereunder.

Section 515.060 Fireworks. [1]

[Ord. No. 2254 §1, 5-9-2000]
A. 
Definition. For the purpose of this Section, the term "fireworks" means and includes any combustible or explosive composition, or any substance or combination of substances, or articles prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or audible effect by combustion, explosion, deflagration or detonation, and includes blank cartridges, toy pistols, toy cannons, toy canes or toy guns, in which explosives are used, the type of balloons which require fire underneath to propel same, firecrackers, torpedoes, sky rockets, Roman candles, Dago Bombs, sparklers or other fireworks containing any explosives or flammable compound or any tablets or other devices in which paper caps are used containing not in excess of an average of twenty-five one-hundredths (.25) of a grain of explosive compound per cap, the sale, possession and use of which shall be permitted at all times. The term "fireworks" shall, in addition, not include model rockets made of lightweight materials such as paper, wood, plastic or rubber and preloaded factory-made model rocket engines designed, sold and used for the purpose of propelling recoverable aero models launched by means of a remotely controlled and electrically operated system which contains a switch which will return to "off" when released, provided that at the time of the use thereof an adult is in attendance and supervising such use.
B. 
Sale, Possession And Use Prohibited—Exceptions.
1. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, possess, offer for sale, expose for sale, give, use, discharge or explode fireworks within the City, except as provided by Subsection (B)(2) below and this Section.
2. 
Nothing in this Section shall prohibit the sale, possession and use of blank cartridges for theatrical purposes or signal purposes in an athletic contest or sporting event; or items for the use of Police or military organizations; or flares used by railroads or other public or private transportation agencies for signaling purposes. Nothing herein shall prohibit any resident wholesaler, dealer or jobber from possessing I.C.C. Class C fireworks for the purpose of selling at wholesale provided such fireworks are delivered or shipped directly outside the City; nor shall anything herein prohibit the sale, possession or use of fireworks for pyrotechnic displays given by any organization, amusement park, officials in charge of a public park, or group of individuals provided that they have first obtained a permit for same in accordance with the regulations provided by this Section.
C. 
Permits For Pyrotechnic Displays—Required—Safety Investigation—Issuance.
1. 
Any non-profit organizations so organized by the laws of the State may apply for a permit for a pyrotechnic display, provided that such display be open to the public either on a fee or free basis scheduled for a specific time.
2. 
Permits contemplated by this Section shall be issued by the Board of Aldermen only after the application for the permit shall have been investigated by the Police Department of the City and returned to the Chief of Police who shall note thereon that the public safety will not be endangered by the display.
D. 
Permit—Inspection Authorized. The president of the non-profit organization applying for the permit authorized by Subsection (C) shall personally sign the permit application. A properly signed application shall be deemed consent for any duly authorized agent of the City to enter into, have full access to, and search all places where fireworks or pyrotechnic displays are stored. Such entry and search shall be only for the purposes of determining whether there exists now or has existed a violation of these regulations. Any organization willfully or intentionally interfering with any duly authorized agent of the City in the performance of any duty hereunder shall, upon conviction, be fined as provided by this Section.
E. 
Penalty. Any person violating any of the provisions of this Section shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined fifty dollars ($50.00) for the first (1st) offense and one hundred dollars ($100.00) for the second (2nd) offense and subsequent offenses. In addition, the City shall have the right and authority to seize, confiscate, take and hold for destruction or disposal, pursuant to a court order, any fireworks belonging to any person violating any of the provisions of this Section.
F. 
Responsibility Of Parents, Guardians, Etc. No parent, guardian or other adult person having care and custody of a minor under the age of seventeen (17) years shall permit such minor to possess, offer for sale, expose for sale, give, use, discharge or explode any fireworks within the City limits. Any parent, guardian or person having custody and care of a minor who knowingly permits such minor to violate the provisions of this Section or, after becoming aware that such minor is violating or intending to violate the provisions of this Section, to fail to terminate or prevent such violation shall on conviction be subject to the same penalties as provided in this Section.
[1]
State Law Reference—Regulation of fireworks, RSMo. §320.106 et seq.
Cross Reference-Any section of ch. 505 inconsistent with this section is hereby repealed.