City of Camdenton, MO
Camden County
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Ordinance 2575-16
Created: 2016-06-24|Updated: 2016-06-24
Amend Code Title II: Public Health, Safety and Welfare; Chapter 215: Nuisances, Section 215.040: Burning Garbage and Waste

Section 215.010 Nuisances Prohibited — Generally. [1]

[CC 1984 §74.010]
No person, firm, or corporation shall permit, cause, keep, or maintain any nuisances as defined by the laws of this State or ordinances of the City of Camdenton, or cause or permit to be committed, caused, kept, or maintained, any such nuisance within the City of Camdenton.
[1]
Cross Reference — As to property maintenance, see ch. 225 of this code.

Section 215.020 Nuisances Defined.

[Ord. No. 1032-85 §1, 4-16-1985; CC 1984 §61.570; Ord. No. 2224-07 §1, 12-18-2007]
A. 
The following are hereby defined, deemed, and declared to be nuisances for the purpose of this Chapter, in addition to other nuisances specifically defined.
1. 
All substances which emit or cause any foul, noxious, unhealthful, or disagreeable odor or effluvia, in the neighborhood where they exist.
2. 
All carcasses of animals remaining exposed twelve (12) hours after death.
3. 
All slaughterhouses in the City's limits and all green or salted hides left or deposited in any open place.
4. 
Every soap factory, tallow candlery, cellar, shop, tannery, meat shop, sausage factory, stable or barn, or other building which emits or causes any offensive, disagreeable, nauseous or noxious smell or odor.
5. 
All slop, foul or dirty water, all filth, refuse or offal, discharged through drains or spouts, or otherwise thrown or deposited in or upon any street, avenue, sidewalk, alley, lot, park, public square, or public enclosure, or allowed to accumulate thereon in a pond or pool.
6. 
All vegetables, garbage or other articles that emit or cause an offensive, noxious, or disagreeable smell or odor.
7. 
All articles or things whatsoever, caused, kept, maintained, or permitted by any person, to the injury, inconvenience, or annoyance of the public.
8. 
All pursuits followed or engaged in, or acts done by any person to the injury, annoyance, or inconvenience of the public.
9. 
All ashes, cinders, slops, filth, excrement, sawdust, stones, rocks, dirt, straw, soot, sticks, shavings, oyster shells, wastewater, fish, putrid meat, entrails, decayed fruit or vegetables, refuse, debris, broken ware, rags, old iron, or all other metal, old wearing apparel, all animal or vegetable matter, all dead animals or any other offensive or disagreeable substance or thing thrown, left, deposited or caused to be thrown, left, or deposited by anyone in or upon any street, avenue, alley, sidewalk, park, public square, public enclosure, pond or pool of water, or allowed to accumulate on private property.
10. 
All motor vehicles from which any offensive odor, excessive exhaust fumes or smoke or excessive noise originates.
11. 
Every act or thing done or made, permitted, allowed or continued on any property, public or private, by any person, agent or servant, to the annoyance, inconvenience, detriment, damage or injury of any of the inhabitants of this City, and not specified in this Code, shall be deemed a nuisance.

Section 215.030 Garbage.

[CC 1984 §61.500]
The placing or throwing of rubbish, garbage, trash, slop or other articles or materials which are obnoxious, dangerous, or detrimental to the public health, safety or welfare, upon any street, sidewalk, alley or public place, or upon the private lot or premises of any person, unless such articles or materials are contained in any approved receptacle of a weight which will permit handling when filled, and which is emptied and the contents removed from the City weekly, is hereby declared to be a nuisance.

Section 215.040 Burning Garbage and Waste.

[CC 1984 §61.510]
The burning of garbage, refuse, waste and other materials producing smoke, gases or odors offensive or obnoxious to any of the inhabitants of the City, is hereby declared to be a nuisance.

Section 215.050 Stagnant Pools — Discharge of Water.

[CC 1984 §61.520]
All ponds or pools of stagnant water, and all foul or dirty water or liquid when discharged through any drain pipe, spout or otherwise upon any street, alley or thoroughfare or private lot, to the injury or annoyance of the public, is hereby declared to be a nuisance.

Section 215.060 Drains, Etc.

[CC 1984 §61.530]
Any unclean, stinking, foul, defective or filthy drain, ditch, tank or gutter, or any leaking, broken slop, garbage or manure boxes, cans or containers, are hereby declared to be a nuisance.

Section 215.070 Dead Animals.

[CC 1984 §61.540]
All carcasses of dead animals in the City, not slain for food, and not removed by the owner or other person entitled thereto within twelve (12) hours after death, are hereby declared to be a nuisance.

Section 215.080 Dead Animal, Filth, Etc., to Be Kept From Streets.

[CC 1984 §61.550]
No person shall deposit any dead animal, filth, decayed or decomposed matter or other substance or thing obnoxious to the public, upon a street, alley or public or private place in this City, and the doing of such an act is hereby declared to be a nuisance.

Section 215.090 Privies Declared Nuisance.

[CC 1984 §61.560]
All privies or privy vaults are hereby declared to be a nuisance.

Section 215.100 Disposition of Refrigerators and Ice Boxes.

No person, firm or corporation within the City of Camdenton desiring to store, junk or abandon any refrigerator, ice box or cabinet having an exterior lock or snap fastener and incapable of being opened from the interior shall store such cabinet in a place where it will be available to children at play, or in a place frequented by them, or shall junk or abandon such cabinet, ice box or refrigerator without first removing the door therefrom, or the lock off of the same.

Section 215.110 Water and Slops.

[CC 1984 §74.040]
No person shall throw or cause to be thrown or allow, or leave upon any floor of any building occupied by him, any water or slops so that the same shall run or soak through such floor or down upon or along the inside of the wall of such building, to the injury, annoyance, inconvenience, or damage of any person or persons occupying or doing business in any room or upon any floor or floors beneath, or adjacent thereto.

Section 215.120 Keeping Animals in Pens.

[CC 1984 §74.050]
No person shall keep or cause or allow or permit to be kept, or any premises occupied by him or under his charge and control, any animals in a pen or enclosure so that any offensive, disagreeable, or noxious smell or odor shall arise therefrom to the injury, annoyance, or inconvenience of any inhabitant of the neighborhood thereof.

Section 215.130 Swine.

[CC 1984 §74.055]
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to keep or feed swine within the City limits of Camdenton.

Section 215.135 Pot-Bellied Pigs.

[Ord. No. 1487-93 §1, 4-13-1993]
Swine shall not include domesticated Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs of which one (1) per household may be kept in the City of Camdenton provided that males over the age of four (4) weeks and females over the age of one hundred twenty (120) days are neutered and adult pigs do not exceed ninety-five (95) pounds in weight. All such animals must be of proven pure-bred lineage, and the owner must be able to produce litter papers to verify pedigree. In addition, pigs over the age of one hundred twenty (120) days must be registered and licensed as required of dogs in Section 210.140 of this Code. Upon approval of the voters of the City of Camdenton, Missouri, fees for such licenses will be the same as required for dogs and must be obtained from the City Collector, who must receive a certificate of immunization from a licensed veterinarian that such Vietnamese pot-bellied pig has been vaccinated against pseudorabies prior to issuing such license. The following Sections applicable to dogs shall also apply to domesticated Vietnamese pot bellied pigs; Chapter 210, Article III of the Camdenton City Code. Sections of this Chapter applying to animals in general shall also apply to domesticated Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs.

Section 215.140 Putrid Meats, Foods, Etc.

[CC 1984 §74.060]
No person shall suffer or allow any putrid or unwholesome meats or fish, decayed fruits or vegetables, refuse, offal, excrement, or other filthy or offensive substance or thing, to be or remain on or in any house, building, lot, or premises owned or occupied by him or under his charge or control.

Section 215.150 Discharge of Nauseous Liquids on Streets and Public Places.

[CC 1984 §74.070]
No tanner, soap boiler, tallow chandler, dyer, or keeper of any livery stable, feed stable, the keeper of any meat market or the servant or employee of any such person, shall discharge out of or from any tannery, manufactory, shop, barn, stable, meat shop, or other place of business, any foul, disagreeable, or nauseous liquids or substances of any kind whatever, into any pond, or adjoining ground, or into or upon any street, avenue, alley, sidewalk, park, public square or other public place.

Section 215.160 Rendering Soap, Tallow, Fats, Meats, Etc.

[CC 1984 §74.080]
No soap boiler, butcher, tallow chandler, or other person shall keep, collect, or use or cause to be kept, collected, or used, any stale, putrid, or unsound fat, grease, meat, entrails, or other matter, or render or fry out the same unless done in such a manner that no offensive, disagreeable, or noxious smell or odor shall arise therefrom.

Section 215.170 Littering and Obstructing Sidewalks.

[CC 1984 §74.090]
No owner, occupant, or other person in charge of any house, building, lot, or premises, shall place, leave, or deposit, or cause to be placed, left, or deposited, or suffer or allow to remain in or upon any sidewalk, curbing, or guttering, in front or alongside thereof, any empty boxes, barrels, kegs, crates, boards, broken ware, glass, filth, ashes, cinders, slops, excrement, sawdust, straw, soot, sticks, shavings, oyster shells, bones, cans, paper, trash, rubbish, refuse, offal, manure, putrid fish, meat, entrails, decayed fruits or vegetables, rags, old iron or metal of any kind, old wearing apparel, any animal or vegetable matter, or any offensive substance whatever.

Section 215.180 Odors From Rendering Vegetables and Animal Products.

[CC 1984 §74.100]
The rendering, heating, or steaming of any animal or vegetable product or substance, creating or generating noisome, disagreeable, or unwholesome smells, odors, or gaseous vapors, shall be done or conducted in steam tight kettles, tanks, or boilers, and such methods adopted as shall entirely condense, decompose, deodorize, and destroy such smells, odors, and vapors.

Section 215.190 Smoke Nuisances — Penalty for Maintaining.

[CC 1984 §74.110]
The emission or discharge into the open air of dense smoke within the corporate City limits of the City of Camdenton, is hereby declared to be a public nuisance. The owners, lessees, occupants, or managers or agents of any building, establishment, or premises from which dense smoke is so emitted shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall pay a fine of not less than ten dollars ($10.00) and not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or imprisonment in the County Jail not to exceed ninety (90) days, or both such fine and imprisonment. And each and every day whereon such smoke shall be so emitted or discharged shall be a separate offense, provided however, that it shall be a good defense if the person charged with a violation hereof shall show that there is no known practical device, appliances, means, or method by application of which to his building, establishment, or premises the emission or discharge of the dense smoke complained of in that proceeding could have been prevented.

Section 215.200 Asphalt Mixing Plants Prohibited Within Six Hundred Feet of Dwelling.

[CC 1984 §74.120]
No person, firm, or corporation shall locate, set up, run, maintain, or operate within the City of Camdenton, within six hundred (600) feet of any store, residence, or dwelling house, any railroad asphalt plant, asphalt mixing plant, or other plant which emits or gives out dust, foul, noxious, unhealthful, or disagreeable odor, and the location, setting up, running, maintaining, or operating any such plant as aforesaid within six hundred (600) feet of any store, residence, or dwelling house, is hereby declared to be a nuisance.

Section 215.210 Washing Vehicles, Etc., on Street or Sidewalk.

[CC 1984 §74.130]
No person shall wash or clean or cause to be washed or cleaned, any sleigh, sled, wagon, cart, dray, carriage, hack, hackney coach, coach, buggy, or other animal, motor-driven vehicle or other horse-drawn vehicle in or upon any street, avenue, alley, sidewalk, or park, or in or upon any other place so near any such street, avenue, alley, sidewalk, or park, that the water, dirt, mud, or dust therefrom, runs, flows, or is blown in or upon any such street, avenue, alley, sidewalk, or park.

Section 215.220 Private Lots and Houses.

[CC 1984 §74.150]
No owner, occupant, or person in charge of any house, building, lot or premises in the City shall cause or allow any nuisance to be or remain in or upon such house, building, lot, or premises.

Section 215.230 Notice to Abate Nuisance.

[CC 1984 §74.170]
Whenever the City Administrator shall ascertain or have any knowledge that a nuisance dangerous to the public health exists in or upon any house or premises in this City, they shall, in writing, notify the person occupying or having possession of such houses or premises, to abate or remove such nuisances within a time to be specified in said notice.

Section 215.240 Penalty for Failure to Comply With Notice — Manner of Abating.

[CC 1984 §74.180]
Any person notified as provided in the preceding Section who shall fail, neglect, or refuse to comply with the same within the time limit in such notice, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and every day thereafter that such person shall fail, neglect, or refuse to abate or remove such nuisance, either by filling up, draining, cleaning, purifying, discontinuing, or removing the same, he/she shall be deemed guilty of a separate offense and shall be proceeded against as in the first (1st) instance.

Section 215.250 Each Day's Failure to Comply a Separate Offense.

[CC 1984 §74.190]
For every day after conviction (whether the judgment be appealed from or not) before the Municipal Judge, of any person for the violation, failure, neglect, or refusal to comply with any of the provisions, regulations, or requirements of this Chapter, that such public nuisance is continued, such person shall be deemed guilty of a separate and distinct offense, for which he/she may again be arrested, tried, convicted, and punished as in the first instance.

Section 215.260 Penalty for Failure to Comply With Provisions of This Chapter.

[CC 1984 §74.220; RSMo. §71.780]
Any person who shall violate, neglect, fail, or refuse to comply with the provisions of this Chapter, shall on conviction thereof, before the Municipal Judge, be deemed guilty of committing, causing, keeping, maintaining, or doing or causing or permitting to be committed, caused, kept, maintained, or done, a nuisance, and shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or imprisonment in the County Jail not to exceed ninety (90) days, or both such fine and imprisonment; and if upon such trial it shall appear to such Municipal Judge or Appellate Court that the nuisance complained of continues to exist, said Judge or Appellate Court shall, in addition to the penalty herein provided for, make an order directing the Chief of Police, City Physician, or Public Works Director, as the case may be, to abate such nuisance forthwith, and immediately report the expense thereof to such Judge, and the cost of removing or abating such nuisance may be made a part of the judgment by the Municipal Judge, in addition to the fine imposed, in case of conviction in the Judge's court, of the person causing or maintaining such nuisance. If the nuisance is suppressed within the City limits, the expense for abating the same may be assessed against the owner or occupant of the property, and against the property on which said nuisance is committed, and a special tax bill may be issued against said property for said expenses.

Section 215.270 All City Officers to Report Violation of Chapter.

[CC 1984 §74.220]
All other officers and employees of the City shall report all violations of this Chapter, within their knowledge, to the City Attorney or Counselor, who shall proceed to prosecute the same as in case of misdemeanor.