Wright City, MO
Warren County
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Section 400.010 Establishment.

[Ord. No. 228 §709.1, 5-10-1990]
A. 
To assist the Board of Aldermen in administering and enforcing the regulations contained in this Chapter, the following are established:
1. 
A Planning Commission, also called the "Commission".
2. 
The Office of Zoning Enforcement Officer, also called the "Officer".
3. 
A Board of Adjustment also called the "Board".
4. 
Procedures for amendments, appeals, permits and variances.
5. 
A schedule of fees and penalties.

Section 400.020 Planning Commission.

[Ord. No. 228 §709.1, 5-10-1990; Ord. No. 764 §I, 7-26-2012]
A. 
Composition. The Commission shall consist of not more than twelve (12) and not less than seven (7) members of which at least five (5) are citizens appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Board of Aldermen. The remaining member will be the Mayor and member of the Board of Aldermen selected by the Board of Aldermen or the City Engineer or similar City Official. Citizen members shall be appointed and vacancies shall be filled in accordance with Chapter 115 of this Code, except member terms shall be for four (4) years, the five (5) citizen members first appointed serving respectively for terms of two (2) years, two and a half (2 ½) years, three (3) years, three and a half (3 ½) years and four (4) years each. Members shall serve without compensation. Removal of members shall be in accordance with Section 110.060 of this Code.
B. 
Organization. The Commission shall elect annually from among its membership a chairman, vice-chairman and secretary and from time to time shall provide such rules and regulations consistent with this Code and State laws for its own organization and procedures. The Commission shall hold regular meetings and special meetings as its rules provide and shall keep public record of its proceedings. The Commission shall be required to obtain Board approval to appoint employees or staff necessary for any work, to contract with City planners or other professionals for any services or to make any other expenditures.
C. 
Reports. The Commission shall report at least annually to the Board of Aldermen detailing its investigations, transactions and recommendations, or more often as necessary or as the Board of Aldermen requires.
D. 
Purposes, Powers and Duties. The Commission shall:
1. 
Advise and recommend to the Board of Aldermen for adoption, based on comprehensive surveys and studies of existing conditions and probable future growth, a plan for the City's physical development, including the location, length, width and arrangements of the streets, alleys, boulevards and parkways; bridges and viaducts; parks, playgrounds, recreation areas or other public grounds or improvements; the platting of public property into lots, streets or alleys; the location of railroad or street car lines, transportation or other channels for communication of any kind; the grouping of public buildings; the design and placement of memorials, art works, power and lighting plants, street lighting standards, telegraph, telephone and electric poles, street name signs, billboards or projecting signs; the elimination of railroad grade crossings; and other items pertaining to the welfare, housing, appearance or beauty of the City or any portion thereof.
2. 
Recommend in connection with the City plan's execution and detailed interpretation, such changes and adjustments deemed desirable.
3. 
Prepare and recommend to the Board of Aldermen rules controlling land subdivision and/or use.
4. 
Recommend the approval or disapproval of plats for land subdivision and/or use, such plats being referred to the Commission prior to Board's action. Failure of the Commission to act within sixty (60) days shall be deemed an approval.
5. 
Recommend the legislation intended to further the purposes of City planning.
6. 
Prepare and have available forms for the following procedures:
a. 
Amendment applications;
b. 
Other applications as deemed necessary;
c. 
Permit applications;
d. 
Variance applications.
7. 
Assume such other powers and duties the Board of Aldermen delegates or State Statutes provide relative to planning in this City.
E. 
Vote Required. A majority vote of the Commission's full membership shall be required for the adoption, amendment or extension of its recommendations to the Board of Aldermen or for the approval or denial of any application over which it has authority.
F. 
Absences. The seat of any citizen Commissioner who shall have three (3) or more absences from regular meetings of the Commission in a twelve (12) month period shall be deemed vacated by the Commission at such time as the citizen member is absent without excuse for the third (3rd) time. Pursuant to Section 110.060 of the Municipal Code of the City of Wright City, the citizen member could be removed from office.

Section 400.030 Zoning Enforcement Officer.

[Ord. No. 228 §702.3, 5-10-1990]
A. 
Appointment. The Zoning Enforcement Officer shall be appointed and a vacancy in this office shall be filled in accordance with Chapter 115 of this Code. Removal shall be in accordance with Section 110.060 of this Code.
B. 
Powers and Duties. The Zoning Enforcement Officer or his authorized representative shall:
1. 
Attend all regular meetings of the Board of Aldermen, the Commission and the Board.
2. 
Have the right of entry at any reasonable time to cause any building, structure, place or premises to be inspected and examined; the right to order in writing the remedying of any condition found therein violating any requirement of these regulations; and the right to issue a stop order by written notice served on any person engaged in doing such work or causing such condition found in violation of these regulations, and such person(s) served shall cease such activity until authorized by the Officer to proceed.
3. 
Maintain permanent and current records of all the transactions relative to these regulations, including but not limited to, mapping, meetings, applications, issued permits or other dispositions, and provide an information service for the citizens of Wright City on all matters concerning zoning therein.
4. 
Examine all applications, for zoning-related permits and/or for administrative action, and determine if said applications and submissions therewith conform to all provisions of these regulations.
5. 
If all provisions of these regulations have been met:
a. 
Have the authority to issue the following zoning permits.
1) 
Building/Zoning;
2) 
Temporary use as listed in Subsection (3)(f) of Section 400.050 of this Chapter.
b. 
Submit such application and its attachments to the proper administrative authority for its determination.
c. 
Upon Commission approval, issue the following permits:
1) 
Conditional use;
2) 
Exceptional use;
3) 
Non-conforming use;
4) 
Temporary use as listed in Subsection (3)(f) of Section 400.050 of this Chapter.
5) 
Transitional area.
6. 
Initiate, direct and review from time to time a study of the provisions of this Chapter and make such reports available to the Planning Commission at least annually or more often as directed.
7. 
Initiate and direct for review applications for land use and/or land subdivision.

Section 400.040 Board of Adjustment.

[Ord. No. 228 §709.4, 5-10-1990]
A. 
Composition. The Board shall consist of five (5) members appointed and whose vacancies are to be filled in accordance with Chapter 120 of this Code except member terms shall be for five (5) years, the five (5) members first appointed serving respectively five (5) years, four (4) years, three (3) years, two (2) years and one (1) year. Members shall serve without compensation. Member removal shall be in accordance with Chapter 115, Section 115.060 of this Code.
B. 
Organization. The Board shall elect annually from among its members a chairman, vice-chairman, and secretary and shall adopt such rules and regulations consistent with this Code and State laws for its own organization and procedures. The Board shall meet at the call of the chairman and at such other times as it determines or is required by the Board of Aldermen and shall keep public record of its proceedings. The Board shall require Board of Aldermen approval to make any expenditures or to obtain assistance from City employees in performing its duties.
C. 
Reports. The Board shall report at least annually to the Board of Aldermen detailing its investigations, transactions and recommendations, or more often as necessary or as the Board of Aldermen requires.
D. 
Powers and Duties. The Board shall:
1. 
Hear and decide all matters referred to it or upon which it is required to pass under this Section.
2. 
Hear and decide appeals made by any person or persons severally or jointly aggrieved by any order, requirement, decision or determination made by the Zoning Enforcement Officer or other official in the enforcement of these regulations; affirm, reverse, wholly or partly, or modify the order, requirement or decisions appealed from and make such order, requirement or decision as, in its opinion, ought to be made.
3. 
Prepare and make available forms for notice of appeal.
4. 
Be subject to a required majority vote of the Board's full membership (three (3) of the five (5)) to deny or to decide in favor of any applicant's appeal.

Section 400.050 Procedures.

[Ord. No. 228 §709.5, 5-10-1990; Ord. No. 353 §I, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 863 §I, 10-22-2015]
A. 
Application forms shall be available at City Hall for the following:
1. 
Zoning and text amendments. The Board of Aldermen may amend the written text of the regulations imposed in the districts created by this Title (a text amendment) and/or amend the district boundary lines (a "zoning amendment"), provided such amendment conforms to the purpose and intent of these regulations, according to the procedure set forth herein.
a. 
Zoning amendments may be proposed by any citizen, organization or the Board of Aldermen. Text amendments may be proposed only by the Board of Aldermen.
b. 
An application for an amendment shall be filed with the Zoning Enforcement Officer on the appropriate form and accompanied by such information, including the names and current addresses of all property owners within two hundred (200) feet of the property in question, if any, and fee as may be required. The submitted application shall be reviewed by the Zoning Enforcement Officer for completeness and transmitted to the Commission and the Board of Aldermen for their review and action.
c. 
The Board of Aldermen shall conduct a public hearing for each zoning or text amendment application at such time and place as it shall establish and publish in a notice at least once in a newspaper of local distribution not less than fifteen (15) days before such hearing date. For zoning amendments and conditional use permits (Section 400.050(A)(3)(c), said notice also shall be mailed to all property owners within two hundred (200) feet of the property in question and shall be posted on the property in question and in one (1) prominent place within the City for a period of one (1) week before the public hearing date.
d. 
The Commission shall make a preliminary report and hold public hearings thereon before submitting its final report and the Board of Aldermen shall not hold its public hearings or take action until it has received the final report of said Commission. Where the purpose and effect of the proposed amendment is to change the zoning classification of a particular property, the Commission shall consider:
1) 
Relatedness of the proposed amendment to goals and outlines of the City's long range physical plan;
2) 
Existing uses of property within the general area of the property in question;
3) 
The zoning classification of property within the general area of the property in question;
4) 
The suitability of the property in question to the uses permitted under the existing zoning classifications; and
5) 
The trend of development, if any, in the general area of the property in question, including changes, if any, which have taken place in its present zoning classification.
e. 
In case of a written protest signed and acknowledged by the owners of thirty percent (30%) of the property within one hundred and eighty-five (185) feet of the property in question, such amendment shall not be passed except by a favorable vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the members of the Board of Aldermen.
f. 
The Board of Aldermen shall approve or deny the proposed amendment.
g. 
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, no ordinance or other action of the Board of Aldermen shall be invalidated due to the City's failure to strictly comply with any notice requirements of this provision that are in addition and supplemental to those of Section 89.060 of Chapter 89, RSMo., as amended.
2. 
Appeals. Appeals to the Board of Adjustment from actions by the Zoning Officials shall be taken in the following manner.
a. 
All appeals shall be filed within sixty (60) days from the date of the action which is appealed.
b. 
Appeals from the enforcement and interpretation of this Chapter, signed by the appellant, shall be addressed to the Board of Adjustment and filed with the Officer. The notice of appeal shall be accompanied by the required fees and such legal descriptions, maps, plans and other information to completely describe the decisions or interpretation being appealed and the reason therefor, along with the names and addresses of the residents within two hundred (200) feet of the property under appeal.
c. 
The Officer shall transmit to the Board of Adjustment all papers constituting the record upon which the action appealed was taken.
d. 
Upon receipt of the above, the Board of Adjustment shall schedule a hearing to be held within sixty (60) days from initial filing and shall publish a notice of said hearing in a newspaper of general circulation at least once each week for two (2) successive weeks prior to the hearing date. The Officer also shall post notice on the property in question for a period of one (1) week before the hearing date, and said notice shall be mailed to the Commission and all known residents within two hundred (200) feet of said property.
e. 
An appeal stays all proceedings in furtherance of the action appealed from, unless the Officer certifies to the Board of Adjustment by reason of facts in the record a stay would, in his opinion, cause imminent peril to life and property, in which case proceedings shall not be stayed other than by court order.
f. 
In hearing an appeal before the Board of Adjustment, the appellant may appear in person or by agent or attorney, and all testimony, objections thereto and ruling thereof shall be recorded.
g. 
The action of the Board of Adjustment shall be final unless an appeal is taken to the Circuit Court of Warren County within thirty (30) days therefrom. No case shall be reopened nor shall any application be accepted constituting the same appeal involving the same property upon which the Board has taken final action for at least one (1) year from the date of said final action.
h. 
The concurring vote of four (4) members of the Board of Adjustment shall be necessary to reverse any order, requirement, decision or determination from any such administrative official. In exercising the above powers, the Board may reverse or affirm wholly or partly, or may modify the order, requirement, decision or determination appealed from and may make such order, requirement, decision or determination as ought to be made, and to that end shall have all the powers of the Building Commissioner from whom the appeal is taken.
i. 
Any person or person jointly or severally may present to the Circuit Court of Warren County a petition, duly verified, setting forth that a Board of Adjustment decision is illegal, in whole or in part, and specifying the grounds of the illegality, such petition to be presented to the Courts within thirty (30) days from the Board's final action relative thereto, and the Court may wholly or partly reverse, affirm, or modify the decision brought for review.
3. 
Permits. The following permits and the procedures for obtaining them are established.
a. 
General. Zoning permits shall be a part of the building permit and hereafter referred to as building permits:
1) 
No building or other structure, no use or reuse of land shall be erected, constructed, reconstructed, moved or demolished, nor shall it be altered without first making application for, paying the required fee and being issued a permit in accordance with the terms of these regulations.
2) 
No permit is required for farm outbuildings or structures utilized in agriculture operations as defined herein.
3) 
All permits are subject to conformity to plans, drawings and other submissions, including all information on the application therefor and shall be revoked if found to be out of conformance therewith. No plan alterations, after approval, will be permitted.
4) 
Nullification clause. In the event any permit issued is not in conformity with the provisions of these regulations, such permit shall be null and void.
b. 
Building/zoning. Zoning permits shall be a part of the building permit and hereafter referred to as building permits:
1) 
Applications shall be filed with the Officer on forms prescribed setting forth the legal description and including a duplicate set of plans drawn to scale and indicating:
a) 
The shape and dimensions of the land and adjacent rights-of-way;
b) 
A general description of any existing or proposed buildings or structures including dimensions, shape and location on the premises;
c) 
The intended use and its location;
d) 
The location and dimensions of off-street parking and loading spaces and the means of ingress and egress to same;
e) 
Any other information deemed necessary for consideration in enforcing the provisions of this Chapter.
2) 
The Officer shall act within thirty (30) days of receiving any permit application. In the event an application does not meet the requirements of these regulations, the Officer shall so notify the applicant, and the applicant may request the decision be reviewed by the Commission. If the Commission upholds the Officer's decision, the applicant may appeal to the Board in accordance with the appeals procedures herein.
3) 
Each principal building or structure to be constructed, erected or altered shall require a separate permit, except accessory buildings and appurtenances may be included in the permit for the principal building upon payment of additional fee and when construction is simultaneous.
4) 
Each permit shall be posted upon the premises for which it is issued.
5) 
A building permit shall expire six (6) months from the date of issuance at which time the exterior of the building must be completed. If exterior is completed an extension of up to six (6) additional months will be granted by the Officer for interior work at no additional charge upon application for extension. If exterior is not completed after six (6) months, then an extension (of up to six (6) additional months) can only be granted after review by the Planning and Zoning Commission and with a penalty of twice the normal building permit fee.
6) 
A permit issued in accordance with this Code may be revoked by the issuing Officer if such Officer finds, prior to the completion of the structure therefor, a departure has been made from the approved plans, specifications and/or requirements or conditions required under the terms of the permit, or the same was issued under false representation, or any other provision of these regulations is being violated.
7) 
Failure, refusal or neglect of any property owner or his authorized representative to apply for and secure a valid permit, including payment of the prescribed fee, shall be reason for ten (10) days' notice for and the subsequent issuance of a stop order by the Officer, said order to be posted on or near the property in question in a conspicuous place, and no further construction shall proceed until compliance is observed and recorded by the Officer.
8) 
Where building or construction has proceeded without a valid permit, the issuance fee of a subsequent permit shall be increased according to the penalty schedule.
c. 
Conditional use.
1) 
Application for a conditional use permit shall be filed with the Officer and transmitted to the Commission on the approved form at least twenty (20) days prior to any regular Commission meeting. Additional submissions may be required, to include a plot plan and other such details necessary to properly assess the suitability of the use within the subject district.
2) 
The Commission shall conduct a public hearing in accordance with the procedure established in the amendment Section of this Chapter.
3) 
After public hearing, the Commission may approve or deny said application based on the desirability of said use on that particular site. The Commission may provide approval contingent on acceptance and observance of specified conditions, including but not limited to:
a) 
Special yards, open spaces, buffer strips, walls, fences, hedges and landscaping;
b) 
Limits on time of day for conduct of specific activities;
c) 
A period in which the use shall be exercised, or the approval shall lapse;
d) 
Guarantees as to compliance with the terms of approval.
4) 
The Commission's decision shall be final unless overruled by the Board of Aldermen within thirty (30) days. Should the Board of Aldermen take no action on the Commission decision within thirty (30) days, the inaction shall be deemed an approval.
d. 
Exceptional use. The Commission shall review requests for exceptional use permits in accordance with the procedures for conditional use permits, except the applicant shall:
1) 
Submit to the Officer an application on the approved form including a statement certifying the applicant is the lawful owner of the land upon which the exceptional use is proposed or he has a lawful right to the use thereof if the application is granted.
2) 
File a declaration of the use to be made by the legal owner if the application is granted. The declaration must provide the land use will be solely that which is stated in the application and if such use is abandoned or is proposed to be changed, the subsequent use shall be in conformity with the zoning restrictions in the underlying district.
3) 
Submit with the application a plot plan showing the legal dimensions of the tract, location of all proposed improvements and existing structures, grade elevations, set back requirements, location and type of any screening effort, specific plan for restoring the land after the use is abandoned or discontinued and such other items as the Commission shall deem reasonably necessary to properly process the application.
e. 
Non-conforming use. Any person or persons, jointly or severally, having a proprietary interest in any building, structure or use non-conforming at the effective date of these regulations, or any amendment thereto, may propose to change said non-conforming use to another of an equal or more appropriate nature to the permitted uses of an underlying district.
1) 
An application for a certificate of non-conformity shall be submitted to the Officer on the appropriate form.
2) 
The applicant shall furnish, in writing, all information and/or site plans to scale as may be reasonably required to establish evidence of the equal or more appropriate nature of the proposed non-conformity.
3) 
The Officer shall issue or deny the certificate within thirty (30) days of filing.
4) 
If the Officer denies the certificate, the applicant may within thirty (30) days request Commission review, said request to be submitted, in writing, to the Commission twenty (20) days prior to its next regular meeting.
f. 
Temporary use.
1) 
An application for a temporary use permit shall be made to the Officer and said permit may be issued by the Officer for a period of not more than sixty (60) days for any of the following uses:
a) 
Christmas tree sales;
b) 
Circuses or carnivals;
c) 
Contractors sheds;
d) 
Flower vendors;
e) 
Real estate tract and sale offices.
2) 
The following temporary uses require Commission approval prior to permit issuance and may be authorized for a period not to exceed six (6) months:
a) 
Flea markets;
b) 
Roadside stands;
c) 
Amusement parks and arcades;
d) 
Race tracks (go-carts, motorcycles, cars);
e) 
All other temporary uses not listed specifically above.
g. 
Transitional area. Any land or use facing or adjacent to (either directly or across a public street), or overlapping into, a zoning district permitting uses characteristically different in use or intensity from those of the district in which the subject property or use is located is eligible for its owner or legal agent to apply for a transitional area permit thereby placing the subject land or use under the jurisdiction of the said adjacent district.
1) 
Only uses listed as "Permitted" in said adjacent zoning district will be permitted in the transitional area.
2) 
An application for a transitional area permit shall be filed with the Officer and transmitted to the Commission stating the planned use of the transitional area which may not be subsequently changed unless reapplication is made for the different proposed use.
3) 
The applicant must submit such plans and profiles as are required in the building/zoning permit Section of this Chapter and such other information and details as are necessary for Commission review.
4) 
The Commission shall follow the procedures for conditional use permits and shall determine the proposed use would not be detrimental to any properties adjacent thereto.
5) 
If an application is approved, the applicant will be required to file in the County Recorder's office a covenant stating the use approved and that the property shall not be used for any other purpose unless rezoned or reapplication is made to the City. Proof of recording will be required prior to permit issuance.
6) 
The effective date of an approved transitional area will be thirty (30) days from the date of Commission approval, and the Official Zoning Map shall be marked with the letters "TA" to indicate those lots so approved.
h. 
Uses not listed. The amendment procedure shall be followed for establishing a use not previously identified in these regulations after a determination is made by the Commission based on the following:
1) 
The recommendation of the Commission to the Board of Aldermen shall be rendered within a reasonable time, not to exceed sixty (60) days from application, and shall include a definition and State the class or classes of districts in which the proposed use will be added and whether it is a permitted, conditional or accessory use.
2) 
The determination of the use shall be effective upon Board of Aldermen approval, pending a formal amendment.
3) 
Application shall be made, in writing, but no specific form is required.
4. 
Variances.
a. 
In addition to hearing appeals as set forth in Subsection (A)(2) above, the Board of Adjustment may grant specific variances from the strict application of these regulations when, by reason of exceptional narrowness, shallowness, shape or substandard size of specific parcels of property, or by reason of exceptional topography conditions or other extraordinary situations or conditions of specific regulations or amendments thereto would result in a practical difficulty or unnecessary hardship upon the owner of said property, provided:
1) 
Such relief or modification can be granted without substantial impairment of the intent, purpose and integrity of these regulations and of the City's comprehensive plan;
2) 
This shall not permit a land use not authorized by these regulations for a specific zoning district;
3) 
If the owner complied with the specific regulations to which he is requesting said variance, he would not be able to make any reasonable use of his property;
4) 
The difficulties or hardship are peculiar to the property in question in contrast with those of other property in the same district;
5) 
The hardship is not the result of the applicant's own action;
6) 
The hardship is not merely financial or pecuniary; and
7) 
The spirit of the ordinance shall be observed, public safety and welfare secured and substantial justice done.
b. 
Applications for variances shall be processed as follows:
1) 
The application shall be on the appropriate form and submitted, with the fee and such legal descriptions, maps, plans and other information to completely detail the proposed use and existing conditions, to the Officer who shall transmit it to the Board of Adjustment for review.
2) 
The Board of Adjustment shall conduct a public hearing within a reasonable time, give not less than fifteen (15) days public notice thereof, as well as due notice to the parties in interest, and decide the same within a reasonable time. At the hearing, any party may appear in person or by agent or by attorney.
3) 
The concurring vote of four (4) members of the Board of Adjustment shall be necessary to effect any variation in the zoning ordinance. In exercising the above powers, the Board may make such order, requirement, decision or determination as ought to be made, and to that end shall have all the powers of the Building Commissioner.
5. 
General. In each instance where approval of a use or development of property is made subject to conditions by the Board of Aldermen or Commission, by issuance of a conditional use permit, exceptional use permit, transitional area permit or variance, a copy of the approval document shall be:
a. 
Duly recorded by the property owner(s) prior to the commencement of said use or development, and
b. 
Furnished by said property owner(s) to the operator, lessee, tenant or manager and their successors, each of whom shall forward to the Officer an acknowledgement of having read and accepted said conditions to the use or development so affected.

Section 400.060 Fees and Penalties. [1]

[Ord. No. 228 §709.6, 5-10-1990; Ord. No. 254 §I, 5-19-1992; Ord. No. 287 §I, 10-13-1994; Ord. No. 452 §I, 3-25-2004; Ord. No. 477 §I, 7-22-2004; Ord. No. 714 §I, 5-27-2010]
A. 
The following schedule shall be required for application administration.
1. 
Fees, general.
a. 
Until all applicable fees, charges and expenses have been paid in full, no action shall be taken on any application or appeal.
b. 
All procedures requiring for their evaluation professional services such as surveying or engineering shall require the costs of said services to be paid by the applicant.
c. 
No fee shall be charged where the change or request is initiated by the Commission or Board of Aldermen.
2. 
Fees, specific. Permits and procedures shall require the fees as follows:
a. 
Amendments. All costs plus fifteen percent (15%) to be borne by the applicant with a minimum fee to be two hundred dollars ($200.00).
b. 
Appeal. All costs plus fifteen percent (15%) to be borne by the applicant with a minimum fee to be two hundred dollars ($200.00).
c. 
Building/zoning permit. Amount specified in Chapter 505, Building Requirements, Section 505.030 of this Code.
d. 
Conditional use permit. All costs plus fifteen percent (15%) to be borne by the applicant with a minimum fee to be two hundred dollars ($200.00).
e. 
Exceptional use permit. All costs plus fifteen percent (15%) to be borne by the applicant with a minimum fee to be two hundred dollars ($200.00).
f. 
Rezoning. All costs plus fifteen percent (15%) to be borne by the applicant with a minimum fee to be two hundred dollars ($200.00).
g. 
Transitional area permits. All costs plus fifteen percent (15%) to be borne by the applicant with a minimum fee to be two hundred dollars ($200.00).
h. 
Variances. All costs plus fifteen percent (15%) to be borne by the applicant with a minimum fee to be two hundred dollars ($200.00).
i. 
Sanitary landfill permits. All costs plus fifteen percent (15%) to be borne by the applicant with a minimum fee to be two hundred dollars ($200.00).
3. 
Penalties.
a. 
In case any building or structure is erected, constructed, reconstructed, altered, converted or maintained, or any building, structure or land is used in violation of Sections 89.010 to 89.140, RSMo., or of this Title, the City, in addition to other remedies, may institute any appropriate action or proceedings to prevent such unlawful erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, conversion, maintenance or use, to restrain, correct, or abate such violation, to prevent the occupancy of such building, structure, or land, or to prevent any illegal act, conduct, business, or use in or about such premises. Such regulations shall be enforced by an officer empowered to cause any building, structure, place or premises to be inspected and examined and to order in writing the remedying of any condition found to exist therein or thereat in violation of any provision of the regulations made under the authority of Sections 89.010 to 89.140, RSMo.
b. 
The owner or general agent of a building or premises where a violation of any provision of said regulations has been committed or shall exist, or the lessee or tenant of an entire building or entire premises whether such violation has been committed or shall exist, or the owner, general agent, lessee or tenant of any part of the building or premises in which such violation has been committed or shall exist, or the general agent, architect, builder, contractor or any other person who commits, takes part or assists in any such violation shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than ten dollars ($10.00) and not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment for not more than ninety (90) days for each and every day such violation shall continue or by both such fine and imprisonment.
c. 
Any such person who having been served with an order to remove any such violation shall fail to comply with such order within ten (10) days after such service or shall continue to violate any provision of the regulation made under authority of Sections 89.010 to 89.140, RSMo., in the respect named in such order shall also be subject to a civil penalty of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00).
[1]
State Law Reference — As to penalty, see RSMo. §89.120 for similar provisions.