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City of Edmundson, MO
St. Louis County
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[Ord. No. 1389 §4, 8-11-2011]
A. 
The Accumulation Of Litter, Trash Or Debris Declared To Be A Nuisance. The accumulation of any litter, trash and/or debris upon any lot or ground within the City is hereby declared to be a nuisance.
B. 
Unlawful To Maintain Such Nuisance. It shall be unlawful for any person to create or maintain a nuisance as defined in Subsection (A).
C. 
Liability. Whenever trash, litter or debris, in violation of this Section, is allowed to accumulate on any part of any lot or ground within this City, the owner of the ground, or in case of joint tenancy, tenancy by entireties or tenancy in common, each owner thereof, shall be liable.
D. 
Notice. The official shall give at least five (5) days' notice of the first (1st) violation within a calendar year to the owner of the property; the notice shall be sent via regular mail to the owner's last known address and/or posted on the property. The notice shall order the nuisance abated within five (5) days of the date of the notice. The official shall hold a hearing during this five (5) day period if a hearing is requested by the property owner.
E. 
No Notice For Repeat Violations Within Same Calendar Year. If litter, trash or debris is allowed to accumulate on the same property in violation of this Section more than once during the same calendar year, the official may, without further notification, have the litter, trash or debris removed and the cost of the same shall be billed in the manner described in this Section.
F. 
Disposition. In the event that the litter, trash or debris is not removed as ordered, the official may have the litter, trash or debris removed and the cost of the same shall be billed in the manner as other nuisance abatement costs.