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.
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.
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 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:
A person commits the offense of tampering with a water supply if he or she purposely:
Poisons, defiles or in any way corrupts the water of a well, spring, brook or reservoir used for domestic or municipal purposes; or
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.
The offense of tampering with a water supply is an ordinance violation.
[CC 1974 §205.020; Ord. No. 48 §§1 — 2, 11-4-1947]
It shall be unlawful for any person to dump or pour gasoline, kerosene, oil, or any inflammable liquid in the sewers of Velda City, at any time.
Any person violating the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than one dollar ($1.00) nor more than fifty dollars ($50.00) for each offense.
[CC 1974 §205.040; Ord. No. 46 §§1 — 2, 10-14-1947]
No person shall willfully or promiscuously fire, discharge, or explode and shoot off any gun or pistol or set off, use, burn, explode or fire off any firecrackers, fireworks, torpedoes, bombs, rockets, pin wheels, fire balloons, Roman candles, toy cannons, toy pistols, except paper cap pistols, or other fireworks of a like kind, within this City. Provided however, that this Section shall not apply to parks or other public places when in charge of competent persons and under a permit issued by the Board of Aldermen.
No person, firm, or corporation shall sell, or expose for sale any fireworks, firecrackers, torpedoes, bombs, rockets, pin wheels, fire balloons, Roman candles, toy cannons, toy pistols, except paper cap pistols, or any other fireworks of like kind, within the City.
[CC 1974 §205.120; Ord. No. 77 §§1 — 8, 2-4-1954]
The term "volatile inflammable liquid" as mentioned and referred to in this Section shall mean any liquid which will emit inflammable vapor or gas at a temperature below one hundred degrees Fahrenheit (100°F) when tested in the open air.
No volatile inflammable fluid in any quantity shall be stored or kept for sale or use for private purposes in any quantity in open receptacles, but shall be kept and stored in storage tanks or containers constructed, located and maintained in accordance with the provisions of this Section.
Any person desiring to install any tank or tanks for the keeping or storage for sale or private use of gasoline or other volatile inflammable liquid or liquids shall file with the Board of Aldermen an application for a permit so to do with a plat drawn to scale showing the location of the premises, the location, number and size of tanks proposed to be installed on said premises, and shall pay to the City Collector a permit fee of five dollars ($5.00) and an inspection fee of five dollars ($5.00) for each tank.
The Board of Aldermen shall appoint some competent qualified person who shall inspect the premises where the storage tank or tanks are to be installed and shall examine the application for permit and plan therefor, and if said premises and plans show full compliance with all the provisions of this Section he/she shall submit his/her report in writing to the Board of Aldermen together with his/her recommendations whereupon the Board of Aldermen shall, providing it is satisfied and that all provisions of this Section have been complied with, issue the permit sought, otherwise it shall refuse to issue the same.
Location Of Tanks.
No storage tank herein provided for shall be located nearer than thirty (30) feet from the nearest edge of any curb line of a street, or any building lot line adjoining the lot on which such tank is to be installed.
No automobile service or filling station or private storage tank for gasoline or other volatile inflammable liquid shall be located or maintained within three hundred (300) feet of any school, school yard, church, playground, hospital, theater, or public meeting hall.
For the purpose of establishing the distance at which such storage tank or tanks shall be installed as is herein referred to, such measurement shall be from the nearest lot line of such school, school yard, church, playground, hospital, theater or public meeting hall, to the nearest lot line of the premises on which such tank or tanks are proposed to be installed and not to the point or location of such tank or tanks on said lot.
All tanks permitted to be installed under the provisions of this Section and having a capacity not exceeding five hundred (500) gallons shall be made of at least twelve (12) gauge galvanized steel or black open hearth steel at least one-quarter (¼) inch in thickness; such tanks exceeding such capacity, and not exceeding two thousand (2,000) gallons capacity shall be made of at least three-sixteenth (3/16) inch galvanized steel or one-quarter (¼) inch black open hearth steel; all such tanks exceeding two thousand (2,000) gallons capacity shall be increased in thickness according to the recognized ratio for steel construction. All such tanks of galvanized steel shall be properly welded or riveted and soldered; all such tanks of black open hearth steel shall be properly welded or riveted or caulked. Such tanks shall be placed underground at least twenty (20) inches below the surface and entirely surrounded by at least six (6) inches of sand, the top to be below the level of the lowest pipe line upon the storage premises. Underground tanks in any building shall be not less than three (3) feet below the floor surface level of such building. No such underground tank shall be nearer than eighteen (18) inches to any other tank. All such underground tanks shall be coated on the outside with tar or other rust resisting material or approved substances.
No storage tank for the wholesale distribution or bulk storage of gasoline or other volatile inflammable liquid shall be permitted, installed or maintained within the City.
Any person, firm or corporation, or the agent, officer or servant or employee of any such person, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined not less than one dollar ($1.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100.00) and each day or part of a day such violation shall continue shall constitute a separate offense.
In addition to the foregoing penalty the Board of Aldermen may at its election institute appropriate legal proceedings in a court of law or equity to enjoin or restrain any violation of the provisions of this Section.
[CC 1974 §205.150; Ord. No. 121 §§1 — 5, 11-3-1966]
Definitions. The following definitions shall apply to the interpretation and enforcement of this Section and governing terms wherever used:
- ABANDONED VEHICLE
- Any motor vehicle which has been left on open land or streets within Velda City.
- Any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company or organization of any kind.
- Any real property within the City which is not a street, highway or public thoroughfare.
- STREET or HIGHWAY
- The entire width between the boundary lines of every publicly maintained street, thoroughfare or alley, when any part thereof is open to the use of public vehicular traffic.
- A machine propelled by power other than human power designed to travel along the ground by use of wheels, treads, runners or slides and to transport persons or property or pull machinery and shall include without limitation automobiles, trucks, trailer, motorcycle, tractor, motorbike, buggy and wagon.
No person in charge or control of any property within the City whether as an owner, tenant, occupant, lessee or otherwise, shall allow any abandoned vehicle, whether licensed or unlicensed, except as provided for herein, any vehicle in a state of substantial disrepair, partially dismantled, non-operative, wrecked or junked, to remain on such property for longer than ten (10) days.
No person shall abandon or permit the abandonment on any public or private property within Velda City of any motor vehicle owned by him/her or under his/her control or in his/her possession at the time of abandonment of, or except as otherwise provided herein, cause any abandoned vehicle or vehicles in a state of substantial disrepair or any dismantled, non-operating or wrecked, junked or disabled vehicle to remain on such property to be stored in the open for a period of more than ten (10) days if on private property, or more than forty-eight (48) hours if on a public street or other public thoroughfare within Velda City. This Section shall not apply if such vehicle is kept in an enclosed garage or building.
The City Marshal, his/her Deputies and Peace Officers are hereby empowered and authorized to enforce the provisions of this Section.
Each day such violation is committed or permitted to continue, after notice of such violation be given, shall constitute a separate offense.
[Ord. No. 441 §§I — III, 5-8-1991]
It shall be unlawful for any person to smoke or carry any lighted cigarettes, cigars, pipes or other tobacco products inside any Velda City public meetings, including but not limited to, the City Hall and the Police Department.
Penalties. Every person who shall be convicted of any violation of this bill shall be fined not more than one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) for the first (1st) such conviction; not more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) for the second (2nd) such conviction; and five hundred dollars ($500.00) for any subsequent conviction.