City of Plattsburg, MO
Clinton County
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Section 215.010 Prohibited Generally.

[Ord. No. 1244 §V, 4-3-1989]
No person shall permit, cause, keep, maintain or do any nuisance as defined by the laws of this State, this Code or other ordinances of the City, or cause or permit to be committed, caused, kept, maintained or done any such nuisance within the City or within one (1) mile of the corporate limits of the City.

Section 215.020 Defined and Enumerated.

[Ord. No. 1244 §V, 4-3-1989]
A. 
Nuisances within the City are hereby defined and declared to be as follows:
1. 
Any act done or committed or suffered to be done or committed by any person or any substance or thing kept, maintained, placed or found in or upon any public or private place which is injurious or dangerous to the public health.
2. 
Any pursuit followed or act done by any person to the hurt, injury, annoyance, inconvenience or damage to the public.
3. 
Any building, bridge or other structure of whatever character kept or maintained or which is permitted by any person owning or having control of such building, bridge or other structure to be kept or maintained in a condition unsafe, dangerous, unhealthy, injurious or annoying to the public.
4. 
Any slaughterhouse permitted by the person owning or having charge of the slaughterhouse to be in such condition as to become offensive, annoying or injurious to the public.
5. 
Any pond or pool of stagnant water and any foul or dirty water or liquid when discharged through any drain, pipe or spout or thrown into or upon any street, alley, thoroughfare or lot to the injury and annoyance of the public.
6. 
Any privy or privy vault kept in such condition as to emit an offensive, noxious or disagreeable odor and any substance emitting offensive, noxious, unhealthy or disagreeable effluvium in the neighborhood where it exists.
7. 
Any carcass of a dead animal which the owner or keeper thereof shall permit to remain within the City exceeding twelve (12) hours after death.
8. 
Any obstruction caused or permitted on any street or sidewalk to the danger or annoyance of the public and all stones, dirt, filth, slop, vegetable matter or other articles thrown or placed by any person on or in any street, alley, sidewalk or other public place which in anyway may cause or is liable to cause injury or annoyance to the public.
9. 
Any sidewalk, gutter or curbstone permitted to remain in an unsafe condition or out of repair by any person who is required by this Code or other ordinances of this City to keep the sidewalk, gutter or curbstone in good condition and repair.
10. 
Any stable, cattle yard or hog, sheep or cow pen permitted by the person owning or controlling the same to be in such condition as to become offensive, annoying or injurious to the public.
11. 
Any house or building used for the special or exclusive storage of powder, dynamite, nitroglycerine or other explosive substance or any house or building or store in which small quantities of such explosives are kept exposed, insecure, or in a manner so as to endanger human life.
12. 
Every act or thing done or made, permitted or allowed or continued on any property, public or private, by any person to the damage or injury of any of the inhabitants of this City, and not specified in this Section shall be deemed a nuisance.

Section 215.030 Offensive Establishments.

[Ord. No. 1244 §V, 4-3-1989]
No person being the owner or occupant of any tallow chandler's shop, soap factory, tannery, distillery, barn, packinghouse or rendering establishment within the City shall suffer or permit such establishment to become nauseous, fowl or offensive, nor shall any soap broiler or tallow chandler keep, collect or use or cause to be kept, collected or used, in this City, any stale, putrid or stinking fat, grease or other matter.

Section 215.040 Boiling or Rendering Offensive Substances.

[Ord. No. 1244 §V, 4-3-1989]
No person shall steam or boil or in anyway render any offal, tainted or damaged tallow or lard, nor steam or render any animal substance in such manner as to occasion an offensive smell or which will, by undergoing such process, so taint the air as to render it unwholesome or offensive to the smell.

Section 215.045 Storage of Hides.

[Ord. No. 1244 §V, 4-3-1989; Ord. No. 1251 §1, 8-29-1989]
No person shall place or store any green or salted hides in any store, warehouse or other building or place within the City so that the odor which may arise from the hides shall be offensive or shall annoy or disturb the occupants of any house or building in the vicinity thereof.

Section 215.050 Stagnant Water, Animal or Vegetable Matter.

[Ord. No. 1244 §V, 4-3-1989]
No person owning or in possession of any lot, house, building or enclosure within this City shall suffer to exist in or upon the same any stagnant water, animal or vegetable matter or other substance liable to become putrid, offensive or unhealthy.

Section 215.060 Stables, Sheds or Yards for Animals and Fowl.

[Ord. No. 1244 §V, 4-3-1989]
Whenever any stable, shed or apartment or any yard or appurtenance thereto in which any horse, mule, cow, sheep or swine or any other animal or fowl shall be kept and which is not kept in a clean and wholesome condition so that no offensive smell shall be allowed to escape therefrom or any place within the City in which manure or liquid discharges of such animals or fowl shall collect or accumulate shall be deemed a nuisance; provided that nothing in this Section shall be so construed as to include manure deposits upon any private property for the purpose of cultivating the property.

Section 215.070 Excavations and Openings.

[Ord. No. 1244 §V, 4-3-1989]
A. 
No person shall dig any well, cistern or vault and leave it open or exposed without a sufficient fence or other protection around it.
B. 
No person shall permit any well, cistern or vault to remain open or exposed and without a sufficient fence or other protection around it.
C. 
No person shall suffer or permit any cellar door or grating to be and remain open or in an unsafe or dangerous condition whereby persons may be in danger of falling on or over such cellar door or into such cellar or vault.

Section 215.080 Nuisance Complaints.

[Ord. No. 2167[1] §2, 7-10-2013]
The Chief of Police, City Codes Enforcement Officer, or their designee, for the purpose of carrying the provisions of this Chapter into effect, upon receipt of a written and signed complainant from a complainant, shall cause to be investigated so that the location or whereabouts of a nuisance complaint and the name of the person causing, suffering or permitting the nuisance to exist is affirmed and then shall serve notice and act in accordance with appropriate Sections of the Municipal Code to abate said nuisance.
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Editor's Note: Section 1 of this ordinance also repealed former Section 215.080, Examination of the City, derived from Ord. No. 1244 § V, 4-3-1989.

Section 215.090 Inspection Warrant for Right of Entry Requirements.

[Ord. No. 2167[1] §2, 7-10-2013]
When a nuisance complaint is received and the Chief of Police, City Codes Enforcement Officer, or their designee, is unable to verify a received complaint from a public location, they shall make application, on behalf of the complainant, to the Municipal Court of the City of Plattsburg, Missouri, requesting an inspection warrant for right of entry be issued for the complaint location for the purpose of verifying, photographing, documenting or obtaining evidence to support or debunk the nuisance complaint.
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Editor's Note: Section 1 of this ordinance also repealed former Section 215.090, Right of Entry of Police, derived from Ord. No. 1244 § V, 4-3-1989.

Section 215.100 Notification to Owner or Occupant of Premises to Remove.

[Ord. No. 1244 §V, 4-3-1989]
Whenever by examination or by any other means it is ascertained that any of the nuisances mentioned or contemplated by this Chapter shall exist, it shall be the duty of the Chief of Police, without delay, to notify the owner or occupant or agent of the property on which such nuisance shall exist to have the nuisance removed within the time limit in such notice.

Section 215.110 Report and Prosecution of Violations.

[Ord. No. 1244 §V, 4-3-1989]
The Chief of Police, Public Works Superintendent and other City Officers shall report all violations of this Chapter within their knowledge to the City Attorney who shall proceed to prosecute the violation.

Section 215.120 Penalty — Collection of Cost of Abatement by City.

[Ord. No. 1244 §V, 4-3-1989; Ord. No. 1634, 12-10-2003]
Any person who causes, commits, keeps, maintains, permits or does any nuisance as specified or prohibited in this Chapter, and who does not abate or remove the nuisance within the time specified in the notice given under Section 215.100, shall be guilty of an offense. If upon such person's trial and conviction it shall appear that the nuisance complained of continues to exist, the Municipal Judge shall, in addition to the penalty imposed, make an order directing the Chief of Police to abate the nuisance forthwith and report the expense thereof to the Municipal Judge who may make the expense a part of the judgment in addition to the penalty imposed, the expense to be allocated as other fines and penalties.