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City of Gerald, MO
Franklin 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. 
Permissible items of consumer fireworks defined in this Section may be sold at wholesale or retail by holders of a jobber's permit to non-licensed buyers from outside the State of Missouri during a calendar year from the first (1st) day of January until the thirty-first (31st) day of December. Permissible items of consumer fireworks defined in this Section may be sold at retail by holders of a seasonal retail permit during the selling periods of the twentieth (20th) day of June through the tenth (10th) day of July and the twentieth (20th) day of December through the second (2nd) day of January.
B. 
For purposes of this Section, "consumer fireworks" shall be defined as explosive devices designed to produce visible or audible effects by combination to include aerial and ground devices, as classified as fireworks, UNO336, 1.4G by regulation of the United States Department of Transportation, as amended from time to time, and which were formerly known as Class C common fireworks.
C. 
Any such individual or business entity must, in addition to all State licensing and permitting, receive a City permit, to be issued by the City Clerk after review and approval of the Board of Aldermen upon written application by said applicant. The initial fee for such permit shall be one hundred dollars ($100.00). The permit is renewable upon request by the applicant on an annual basis after review of the Board of Aldermen, with an annual renewal fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00).
D. 
It is unlawful to attempt to sell or to sell at retail any fireworks to children under the age of fourteen (14) years except when such child is in the presence of a parent or guardian.
E. 
It is unlawful for any person under the age of sixteen (16) to sell fireworks or work in a facility where fireworks are stored, sold, or offered for sale unless supervised by an adult.
F. 
No fireworks shall be discharged within the City of Gerald except from the twentieth (20th) day of June to the tenth (10th) day of July and the thirty-first (31st) day of December and the first (1st) day of January. On Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays prior to July fourth (4th), fireworks may be discharged from 8:00 A.M. until 9:00 P.M. On Fridays, Saturdays, and on July fourth (4th), fireworks may be discharged from 8:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M. On December thirty-first (31st), fireworks may be discharged from 8:00 A.M. to 11:59 P.M. On January first (1st), fireworks may be discharged from 12:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.
G. 
The Board of Aldermen may allow a public display of fireworks on public or private property within the City of Gerald on any day if such display is open to the general public and sponsored and conducted by a local public or private civic organization.
H. 
No person shall ignite or discharge any permissible articles of fireworks within or throw the same from a motor vehicle, nor shall any person place or throw any ignited article of fireworks into or at a motor vehicle, or at or near any person or group of people.
I. 
No person shall ignite or discharge fireworks within three hundred (300) feet of any gasoline pump, gasoline filling station, or any non-permanent structure where fireworks are stored, sold or offered for sale.
J. 
Nothing in this Section shall be construed to prevent permittees from demonstrating or testing fireworks. Any such demonstration or test shall require the notification and approval of the local fire service or the State Fire Marshal.
K. 
Any violation of this Section may be charged in the Circuit Court and punished consistent with all applicable Gerald City Codes.
[Ord. No. 885, 4-11-2019]