Wright City, MO
Warren County
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Section 605.010 Definitions.

Section 605.020 Possession of Intoxicating Liquor By Minor.

Section 605.030 Regulations For Druggists and Physicians.

Section 605.040 Home Fermentation.

Section 605.050 Sale of Intoxicating Liquors — License Required.

Section 605.060 Minors in Gambling and Drinking Houses.

Section 605.070 Minors — Handle Liquor or Beer — When.

Section 605.080 Selling To or Supplying Liquor To Minors.

Section 605.090 Prohibitions Concerning Drunkards.

Section 605.100 Proximity To Churches and Schools.

Section 605.110 License Duration.

Section 605.120 License For Each Location.

Section 605.130 License Is Non-Transferable.

Section 605.140 Qualifications of Applicants For License.

Section 605.150 Licensee's Taxes To Be Paid.

Section 605.160 Time of Opening and Closing Premises — Closed Place Defined — Penalty.

Section 605.165 Repealed By Ord. No. 263 §I, 6-10-93.

Section 605.170 Requirements For Sales in The Original Package.

Section 605.180 Restrictions On Intoxicating Liquor Sales.

Section 605.190 Requirements For Original Package Sales.

Section 605.200 License Requirement For By The Drink Sales.

Section 605.210 Requirements For Malt Liquor Sales.

Section 605.215 License For Sale of Intoxicating Liquor At Wholesale.

Section 605.220 Revocation of Liquor License.

Section 605.230 Revocation Forfeits License Fee.

Section 605.240 Conviction in Any Court Revokes License.

Section 605.250 Duty of Municipal Judge Upon Conviction.

Section 605.260 Liquor License Fees.

Section 605.010 Definitions.

[CC §800.010; Ord. No. 12, 10-8-1959; Ord. No. 13, 10-8-1959; Ord. No. 69, 3-2-1971]
When used in this Chapter the following words shall have the meanings set out below:
INTOXICATING LIQUOR
Shall mean and include alcohol for beverage purposes, alcoholic, spirituous, vinous, fermented, malt or other liquors, or combination of liquors, a part of which is spirituous, vinous or fermented, and all preparations or mixtures for beverage purposes, containing in excess of three and two-tenths percent (3.2%) of alcohol by weight.
LICENSE OR LICENSEE
As used generally herein, shall include respectively the words "permit" and "permittee" or the holder for any use or period of time of any similar privilege, wherever relevant to any provision of this Chapter or other law or ordinance.
MALT LIQUOR
That liquor manufactured from pure hops and/or pure extract of hops and/or pure barley malt, and/or wholesome grains or cereals and wholesome yeast and pure water, and commonly called and known as beer.
NON-INTOXICATING BEER
Beer having an alcoholic content of not less than one-half of one percent (0.5%) by volume nor exceeding three and two-tenths percent (3.2%) by weight.
SALE BY THE DRINK
The sale of any intoxicating liquor except malt liquor, in the original package, in any quantity less than fifty milliliters shall be deemed "sale by the drink", and may be made only by a holder of a retail liquor dealer's license and when so made, the container in every case shall be emptied and the contents thereof served as other intoxicating liquors sold by the drink are served.

Section 605.020 Possession of Intoxicating Liquor By Minor.

[Ord. 141 §1, 11-9-79]
Any person under the age of twenty-one (21) years who purchases or attempts to purchase or has in his possession within the City of Wright City, Missouri, any intoxicating liquor or non-intoxicating beer, as defined in Section 600.010 is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished as provided in Section 100.050.

Section 605.030 Regulations For Druggists and Physicians.

[CC §810.020; Ord. No. 13, 10-8-1959]
Any druggist may have in his possession intoxicating liquor purchased by him from a licensed vendor under a license pursuant to this Chapter, or intoxicating liquor lawfully acquired at the place of acquisition and legally transported into this State and lawfully inspected, gauged and labeled as provided for in the "Liquor Control Act" of the State; such intoxicating liquor to be used in the business of a druggist in compounding medicines or as a solvent or preservant. Provided that nothing in this Chapter shall prevent a regularly licensed druggist, after he procures a license therefor in compliance with this Chapter, from selling intoxicating liquor in the original package, but not to be drunk or the package opened on the premises where sold. Provided further, that nothing in this Chapter shall be construed as limiting the right of a physician to prescribe intoxicating liquor in accordance with his professional judgment for any patient at any time or prevent a druggist from selling intoxicating liquor to a person on prescription from a regularly licensed physician as above provided.

Section 605.040 Home Fermentation.

[CC §810.030; Ord. No. 13, 10-8-1959]
Nothing in this Chapter shall be so construed as to prevent natural fermentation of fruit juices in the home for the exclusive use of the occupants of the home and their guests, in compliance with State and Federal regulations.

Section 605.050 Sale of Intoxicating Liquors — License Required.

[CC §810.040; Ord. No. 13, 10-8-1959; Ord. No. 16, 10-8-1959; Ord. No. 69, 3-2-1971]
It shall be unlawful for any person to manufacture, give, sell or keep for sale, or permit another to keep for sale or sell whether wholesale or retail any intoxicating liquors or non-intoxicating beer, on any premises owned or controlled by him, without having a license from the State and the City, authorizing the same.

Section 605.060 Minors in Gambling and Drinking Houses.

[CC §810.050; Ord. No. 16, 10-8-1959]
No tavern proprietor or keeper shall employ or permit any minor under the age of twenty-one (21) years to frequent or be in or about such place, or to drink any intoxicating liquors or non-intoxicating beer or other fermented malt beverage or engage or participate in any game of billiards, or any game, bet or wager with any cards or any other gambling device, or any other game whatsoever, in or about such place.

Section 605.070 Minors — Handle Liquor or Beer — When.

[RSMo. §311.300]
A. 
Except as provided in Subsections (B) and (C) of this Section, no person under the age of twenty-one (21) years shall sell or assist in the sale of dispensing of intoxicating liquor or non-intoxicating beer.
B. 
In any place of business licensed in accordance with Section 311.200, or Section 312.040, RSMo., where at least fifty percent (50%) of the gross sales made consists of goods, merchandise, or commodities other than intoxicating liquor or non-intoxicating beer in the original package, persons at least eighteen (18) year of age may stock, arrange displays, accept payment for, and sack for carryout intoxicating liquor or non-intoxicating beer. Delivery of intoxicating liquor or non-intoxicating beer away from the licensed business premises cannot be performed by anyone under the age of twenty-one (21) years.
C. 
In any distillery, warehouse, wholesale distributorship, or similar place of business which stores or distributes intoxicating liquor or non-intoxicating beer but which does not sell intoxicating liquor or non-intoxicating beer at retail, persons at least eighteen (18) years of age may be employed and their duties may include the handling of intoxicating liquor or non-intoxicating beer for all purposes except consumption, sale at retail, or dispensing for consumption or sale at retail.
D. 
Persons eighteen (18) years of age or older may, when acting in the capacity of a waiter or waitress, accept payment for or serve intoxicating liquor or non-intoxicating beer in places of business which sell food for consumption on the premises if at least fifty percent (50%) of all sales in those places consists of food; provided that nothing in this Section shall authorize persons under twenty-one (21) years of age to mix or serve across the bar intoxicating beverages or non-intoxicating beer.

Section 605.080 Selling To or Supplying Liquor To Minors.

[CC §810.070; Ord. No. 13, 10-8-1959]
It shall be unlawful for any person or his employee to sell or supply intoxicating liquor or permit the same to be sold or supplied to any person under twenty-one (21) years of age, but this shall not apply to supplying of intoxicating liquor to a person under said age for medicinal purposes only, or by the parent or guardian of such person or to the administering of said intoxicating liquor to said person by a physician.

Section 605.090 Prohibitions Concerning Drunkards.

[CC §810.080; Ord. No. 13, 10-8-1959; Ord. No. 69, 3-2-1971]
No person or his employee shall sell or supply intoxicating liquor or permit the same to be sold or supplied to a habitual drunkard or to any person who is under or apparently under the influence of intoxicating liquor.

Section 605.100 Proximity To Churches and Schools.

[Ord. No. 153 §1, 8-13-1981]
No license shall be granted for the sale of intoxicating liquor, as defined in this Chapter, within one hundred (100) feet of any school, church or other building regularly used as a place of religious worship, unless the applicant for the license shall first obtain the consent in writing of the Board of Directors of the school, or the consent in writing of the majority of the managing Board of the church or place of worship; except that when a school, church or place of worship shall hereafter be established within one hundred (100) feet of any place of business licensed to sell intoxicating liquor, the license shall not be denied for lack of consent in writing as herein provided.

Section 605.110 License Duration.

[CC §810.100; Ord. No. 69, 3-2-1971]
The licenses provided for by this Chapter shall be for a period of one (1) year commencing on July first (1st) and ending June thirtieth (30th), each year. No refunds shall be made of any part of the license fee because of discontinuance of business prior to the expiration of the license period. License fees for persons first commencing the business for which a license is required hereunder after July first (1st), shall be pro-rated by the month and such person shall pay for only those months to elapse before the next succeeding June thirtieth (30th).

Section 605.120 License For Each Location.

[CC §810.110; Ord. No. 69, 3-2-1971]
Every license issued under the provisions of this Chapter shall describe particularly the location of the premises where said liquor is to be sold, and it shall be unlawful for any person to sell any intoxicating liquor without first procuring a license therefor, at any other place other than the one described in his license.

Section 605.130 License Is Non-Transferable.

[CC §810.120; Ord. No. 13, 10-8-1959; Ord. No. 69, 3-2-1971]
No license issued under this Chapter shall be transferable or assignable.

Section 605.140 Qualifications of Applicants For License.

[CC §810.130; Ord. No. 69, 3-2-1971]
No person shall be granted a license under the provisions of this Chapter unless such person is of good moral character and a qualified legal voter and a taxpaying citizen of the City, nor shall any corporation be granted a license hereunder unless the managing officer of such corporation is of good moral character and a qualified legal voter and taxpaying citizen of the City, and no person shall be granted a license hereunder, whose license has been revoked or who has been convicted of the violation of the provisions of any law applicable to the manufacture or sale of intoxicating liquor or non-intoxicating beer, or who employs in his business as such dealer, any person whose license has been revoked or who has been convicted of the violation of the provisions of any law applicable to the manufacture or sale of intoxicating liquor or non-intoxicating beer.

Section 605.150 Licensee's Taxes To Be Paid.

[CC §810.140; Ord. No. 13, 10-8-1959]
The City Clerk shall not deliver any liquor license to any person under the provisions of this Chapter, until such person shall produce the receipt of the City Treasurer or person designated showing that the taxes levied on the business have been paid.

Section 605.160 Time of Opening and Closing Premises — Closed Place Defined — Penalty.

[RSMo. §311.290]
A. 
No person having a license under this law, nor any employee of such person, except as provided in Subsection (B) of this Section, shall sell, give away, or otherwise dispose of, or suffer the same to be done upon or about his premises, any intoxicating liquor in any quantity between the hours of 1:30 A.M. and 6:00 A.M. on weekdays and between the hours of 1:30 A.M. Sunday and 6:00 A.M. Monday. If the person has a license to sell intoxicating liquor by the drink, his premises shall be and remain a closed place as defined in this Section between the hours of 1:30 A.M. and 6:00 A.M. on weekdays and between the hours of 1:30 A.M. and 6:00 A.M. Monday. Where such licenses authorizing the sale of intoxicating liquor by the drink are held by clubs or hotels, this Section shall apply only to the room or rooms in which intoxicating liquor is dispensed; and where such licenses are held by restaurants whose business is conducted in one room only and substantial quantities of food and merchandise other than intoxicating liquors are dispensed, then the licensee shall keep securely locked during the hours and on the days specified in this Section all refrigerators, cabinets, cases, boxes, and taps from which intoxicating liquor is dispensed. A "closed place" is defined to mean a place where all doors are locked and where no patrons are in the place or about the premises. Any person violating any provision of this Section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to prohibit the sale or delivery of any intoxicating liquor during any of the hours or on any of the days specified in this Section by a wholesaler licensed under the provisions of Section 311.180, RSMo., to a person licensed to sell the intoxicating liquor at retail.
B. 
Any person licensed pursuant to Section 311.200, RSMo., shall not be permitted to sell, give away, or otherwise dispose of, or suffer the same to be done upon or about his premises, any intoxicating liquor in any quantity between the hours of 1:30 A.M. and 6:00 A.M. on weekdays and between the hours of 1:30 A.M. Sunday and 6:00 A.M. Monday.

Section 605.165 Repealed By Ord. No. 263 §I, 6-10-93.

Section 605.170 Requirements For Sales in The Original Package.

[CC §810.160; Ord. No. 13, 10-8-1959]
A. 
Intoxicating liquor sold at retail in the original package shall not be consumed upon the premises where sold, nor the original package opened on said premises of the vendor, except as otherwise provided in this Chapter:
1. 
No intoxicating liquor purchased in the original package shall be consumed or permitted to be consumed upon any premises where intoxicating liquor is authorized legally to be sold.
2. 
No license shall be issued for the sale of intoxicating liquor in the original package except to a person engaged in, and to be used in connection with the operation of one (1) or more of the following businesses: Drug store; cigar store; tobacco store; grocery store; general merchandise store; confectionery and/or delicatessen store.
3. 
No license shall be issued for the sale of intoxicating liquor in the original package to any person who does not have and keep in his store a stock of goods having a value according to invoices at the time of making the application for license, of at least one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), exclusive of fixtures and intoxicating liquors.

Section 605.180 Restrictions On Intoxicating Liquor Sales.

[CC §810.170; Ord. No. 13, 10-8-1959]
Nothing in this Chapter shall be so construed as to authorize the sale of intoxicating liquor in the original package, or at retail by the drink for consumption on the premises where sold, in a place commonly known as a "saloon." No license shall be issued by the Board of Aldermen for the sale of intoxicating liquor at retail by the drink for consumption on the premises where sold, in a place commonly known as a "saloon." No license shall be issued for any building or room where there are blinds, screens, swinging doors, curtains or any other thing in such building or room that will obstruct or obscure the interior of such room from public view.

Section 605.190 Requirements For Original Package Sales.

[CC §810.180; Ord. No. 13, 10-8-1959]
All applications for sale of intoxicating liquor in the original package shall be accompanied by an inventory and appraised value of stock of goods, at the proposed place of business in said application, other than intoxicating liquor, which inventory and appraisal shall be under oath; said inventory and appraised valuation aforesaid shall be the value according to invoice at the time of making the application for said license. No license shall be granted at the same meeting of the Board of Aldermen at which the application is presented except by unanimous vote of the Board. Provided however, that said application may be passed on by the Board of Aldermen at the first meeting of the Board at which the application is presented, if said applicant has first served notice in writing of his intention to present said application, upon each member of the Board at least five (5) days before the meeting of the Board at which said application is to be presented.

Section 605.200 License Requirement For By The Drink Sales.

[CC §810.190; Ord. No. 69, 3-2-1971]
Before any license to sell intoxicating liquors at retail for consumption on the premises where sold, the applicant for such license shall file a written application upon a form provided by the City, with the City Clerk. And at the time said application is filed, the license fee shall be paid to the City. At the first meeting of the Board of Aldermen following the filing of such application, the City Clerk shall present said application to the Board of Aldermen for its consideration; as said application shall be disapproved or approved.

Section 605.210 Requirements For Malt Liquor Sales.

[CC §810.200; Ord. No. 13, 10-8-1959]
Malt liquor containing alcohol in excess of three and two-tenths percent (3.2%) by weight and not in excess of five percent (5%) by weight may be sold by the drink at retail for consumption on the premises where sold when the person, partnership or corporation desiring to sell said malt liquor by the drink at retail for consumption on the premises where sold shall have been licensed to do so by the City, and under the provisions of this Chapter. A licensee authorized to sell malt liquor at retail by the drink for consumption on the premises where sold shall not: Be permitted to obtain a license for the sale of intoxicating liquors other than malt liquors in the original package; sell malt liquor containing three and two-tenths percent (3.2%) of alcohol by weight where malt liquor in excess of three and two-tenths percent (3.2%) of alcohol by weight or other intoxicating liquors are sold; sell other intoxicating liquors or malt liquor containing not in excess of three and two-tenths percent (3.2%) of alcohol by weight; sell any malt liquor where intoxicating liquor other than malt liquor is sold.

Section 605.215 License For Sale of Intoxicating Liquor At Wholesale.

[Ord. No. 147 §810.205, 8-14-1980]
A. 
No person, partnership, association of persons or corporation shall sell or offer for sale intoxicating liquor within the City of Wright City, Missouri, at wholesale or solicit orders for the sale of intoxicating liquor at wholesale without procuring a license from the City Clerk authorizing them so to do. For such license there shall be paid to and collected by the City of Wright City, Missouri, annual charges of one hundred dollars ($100.00).
B. 
All provisions of this Chapter in force from time to time and not inconsistent with the provisions of this Section shall govern the issuance, renewal and revocation of the wholesalers license provided for herein.

Section 605.220 Revocation of Liquor License.

[CC §810.210; Ord. No. 13, 10-8-1959]
The Board of Aldermen may, on hearing, revoke any license issued under the provisions of this Chapter for good cause shown, first having given such licensee not less than ten (10) days notice in writing of the application to revoke his license prior to the order of revocation issuing, which said notice shall contain the ground or grounds for such revocation set out therein, which notice shall command the licensee to be present at the regular or called meeting of the Board of Aldermen and show cause, if any, why such license should not be revoked. Provided that said licensee shall have full right to be represented by counsel at said hearing, and may produce witnesses and evidence in his behalf at such hearing. Provided further, that such notice of revocation hearing shall be served by the Chief of Police and may be served upon the licensee by leaving a copy thereof with the licensee or any person or employee in charge of the place of business of said licensee.

Section 605.230 Revocation Forfeits License Fee.

[CC §810.220; Ord. No. 13, 10-8-1959]
In case of revocation or forfeiture of any license granted and issued under the provisions of this Chapter for cause or otherwise, the City shall in no event return any part of the license fee paid for such license.

Section 605.240 Conviction in Any Court Revokes License.

[CC §810.230; Ord. No. 69, 3-2-1971]
A conviction in any court of a violation of the State laws relating to intoxicating liquors, or a conviction of a violation of this Chapter, shall automatically revoke the license provided by this Chapter, of the person so convicted, and such revocation shall continue operative until said cause is finally disposed of and if the defendant is finally acquitted, he may apply for and receive a license hereunder upon paying the necessary license fee in the same manner as if he had never had a license hereunder.

Section 605.250 Duty of Municipal Judge Upon Conviction.

[CC §810.240; Ord. No. 13, 10-8-1959]
Upon conviction of any person under the provisions of this Chapter, it shall be the duty of the Municipal Judge to certify such conviction to the Board of Aldermen.

Section 605.260 Liquor License Fees.

[Ord. No. 211 §§I-II, 7-9-1987; Ord. No. 263 §II, 6-10-1993]
A. 
No person, firm, partnership or corporation shall manufacture, sell or expose for sale, either at wholesale or retail, in the City of Wright City, Missouri, any alcoholic beverages in any quantity without first having obtained a license from the City therefor.
B. 
The licenses required and imposed and the annual fees charged therefor shall be as follows:
Type of License
Code
Annual Fee
Original package 5% beer
(50P)
$15.00
3.2% non-intoxicating beer by the drink
(32BD)
$25.00
5% beer by the drink
(5BD)
$35.00
Original package liquor
(0PL)
$100.00
Retail liquor by the drink
(RBD)
$300.00
5% beer by the drink-Wine
(5BDW)
$35.00
5% beer by the drink-Picnic
(5PC)
$25.00
Restaurant-Bar
(RB)
$200.00
Sunday Original Package
(SOP)
$300.00
C. 
All applications for licenses under the provisions of this Section shall be made in writing to the City Clerk who shall present the same to the Board of Aldermen. Upon approval of the application by the Board of Aldermen and payment of the license fee herein provided, the City Clerk shall grant applicant the appropriate license for a term to expire on the thirtieth (30th) day of June next succeeding the date of such license. Of the license fee to be paid for any such license, the applicant shall pay as many twelfths as there are months (part of a month counted as a month) remaining from the date of license to the next succeeding June 30.