City of Owensville, MO
Gasconade 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.
[R.O. 2010 §215.290; Ord. No. 455 §1 (17-39), 9-6-1994]
It shall be unlawful for any person to dump, discard or dispose of any brush, trash, garbage, or any form of waste property upon property owned by the City of Owensville, Missouri, except as authorized by the City.
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. 
Burning of leaves, twigs and branches two (2) inches and less in diameter (yard waste), along with recreational burning of larger untreated wood, will be allowed. This will be the only open burning allowed in the City of Owensville and only under the following conditions:
1. 
The location is not less than twenty-five (25) feet from any structure or combustible matter and adequate provisions are made to prevent the fire from spreading to within twenty-five (25) feet of any structure.
2. 
Piles shall not exceed twenty-five (25) cubic feet (five (5) feet x five (5) feet x five (5) feet) in size.
3. 
No burning will be allowed when winds are in excess of fifteen (15) miles per hour.
4. 
Burning yard waste shall take place only between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M.
5. 
A garden hose connected to a water supply or other approved method of extinguishment shall be readily available for immediate use.
6. 
A person or persons shall constantly attend all open fires until such fire is extinguished. Fires shall not be left unattended until fire is completely extinguished or is sufficiently covered to prevent fire from spreading.
7. 
No burning will be allowed on any City street, road or alley.
8. 
Recreational burning. Burning untreated wood, logs or manmade logs in a controlled area or device such as a fire pit or outdoor fireplace is allowed as long as the conditions above, except hours, are met.
B. 
Special Permits. A special permit for burning of trees, brush, clearing waste and untreated sawn wood will no longer be issued. Trees, brush, clearing waste and untreated sawn wood must be chipped into mulch or hauled away. In no case can this type of material be buried or burned within the City limits of Owensville.
C. 
Open Burning Prohibited. No person shall permit or allow open burning that will be offensive or objectionable due to smoke or odor emissions when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fire hazardous on any property or premise under their control.
1. 
Burning of rubbish/waste is prohibited, except in approved incinerators in compliance with the currently adopted Mechanical Code of the City.
2. 
Rubbish/waste consists of combustible materials including, but not limited to, paper, cartons, rags and like substances. Burning of materials that produce heavy, dark acrid smoke, such as plastics, foam, styrofoam and similar petroleum based materials, is prohibited.
3. 
Open burning of hazardous or toxic waste is prohibited.
D. 
Grills, fire pits or any open flame cooking device on balconies or decks prohibited. No person shall permit or allow any type of fire pit; charcoal, gas or wood grill; or open flame cooking device to be used on any balcony, deck or patio within ten (10) feet of any combustible materials associated with any structure that has three (3) or more dwelling units.