City of Knob Noster, MO
Johnson 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. 
It is unlawful to manufacture, store, display, sell or discharge fireworks in the City, except within the performance of a licensed public exhibition, under permit granted by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, conditioned upon a bond, deemed by them adequate to indemnify all damages which may be reasonably anticipated due to the contemplated display. Application for such a permit shall be made in writing at least twenty-one (21) days before the proposed exhibition. Any subsequently permitted, storage and discharge of fireworks for public exhibition shall be under the supervision of the Fire Chief, whose paramount consideration shall be that such fireworks are discharged in a manner so as to not endanger person or property.
B. 
The term "fireworks" includes explosive devices designed primarily to produce visible or audible effects by combustion, deflagration, or detonation. This term includes aerial devices containing no more than two (2) grains (130 mg) of explosive composition or ground devices containing no more than 50 mg of explosive composition, all of which are classified as class C explosives by regulation of the United States Department of Transportation. This term also includes explosive devices designed primarily to produce visible or audible effects by combustion, deflagration or detonation. This term includes devices containing more than two grains (130 mg) of explosive composition intended for public display. These devices are classified as class B explosives by regulation of the United States Department of Transportation.
C. 
Any person who causes or allows the provisions of this Section to be violated, shall be guilty of an ordinance violation, who, upon the conviction of which, shall be punished by a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00), nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00). Additionally, all stocks of fireworks exposed for display or sale, stored or which are within the proximity of fireworks discharged in violation of this Section, are hereby declared contraband, subject to seizure and destruction, at the expense of the possessor.
A. 
No person shall smoke in City Hall. The total interior areas of the City Hall building shall be designated as "Non-Smoking" areas.
B. 
Posting of "No Smoking" signs on or near the entrance doors shall constitute sufficient notice for the enforcement of this Section.
C. 
Violation of this Section, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars ($100.00) or by incarceration for a term of not longer than thirty (30) days, or by both such fine and incarceration.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to misuse the emergency telephone service. For the purposes of this Section, "emergency" means any incident involving danger to life or property that calls for an emergency response dispatch of Police, Fire, EMS or other public safety organization, "misuse of the emergency telephone service" includes, but is not limited to, repeatedly calling the "911" for non-emergency situations causing operators or equipment to be in use when emergency situations may need such operators or equipment and "repeatedly" means three (3) or more times within a one (1) month period.
B. 
Any violation of this Section is an ordinance violation.