A person commits the offense of abandonment of airtight icebox if he/she abandons, discards or knowingly permits to remain on premises under his/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 (1½) 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, warehouseman or repairman.
A person commits the offense of littering if he/she throws or places or causes to be thrown or placed 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 on any private real property owned by another without his/her consent.
If any person or persons shall put any dead animal, carcass or part thereof, the offal or any other filth into any well, spring, brook, branch, creek, pond or lake, every person so offending shall, on conviction thereof, be fined not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00).
If any person shall remove or cause to be removed and placed in or near any public road or highway, or upon premises not his/her own, or in any river, stream or watercourse any dead animal, carcass or part thereof, or other nuisance to the annoyance of the citizens of this City, or any of them, every person so offending shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined for every offense not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), and if such nuisance be not removed within three (3) days thereafter, it shall be deemed a second (2nd) offense against the provisions of this Section.
Whoever willfully or maliciously poisons, defiles or in any way corrupts the water of a well, spring, brook or reservoir used for domestic or municipal purposes, or whoever willfully or maliciously 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 their use, shall be adjudged guilty of an ordinance violation and punished by a fine not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment in the City or County Jail not exceeding ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment, and shall be liable to the party injured for three (3) times the actual damage sustained, to be recovered by suit at law.
A person commits the offense of abandoning a motor vehicle or trailer if he/she abandons any motor vehicle or trailer on the right-of-way of any public road or State highway or on or in any of the waters in this State 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 any political subdivision thereof or on any land or water owned, operated or leased by the Federal Government or on any private real property owned by another without his/her consent.
For purposes of this Section, the last owner of record of a motor vehicle or trailer found abandoned and not shown to be transferred pursuant to Sections 301.196 and 301.197, RSMo., shall be deemed prima facie to have been the owner of such motor vehicle or trailer at the time it was abandoned and to have been the person who abandoned the motor vehicle or trailer or caused or procured its abandonment. The registered owner of the abandoned motor vehicle or trailer shall not be subject to the penalties provided by this Section if the motor vehicle or trailer was in the care, custody or control of another person at the time of the violation. In such instance, the owner shall submit such evidence in an affidavit permitted by the court setting forth the name, address and other pertinent information of the person who leased, rented or otherwise had care, custody or control of the motor vehicle or trailer at the time of the alleged violation. The affidavit submitted pursuant to this Subsection shall be admissible in a court proceeding adjudicating the alleged violation and shall raise a rebuttable presumption that the person identified in the affidavit was in actual control of the motor vehicle or trailer. In such case, the court has the authority to terminate the prosecution of the summons issued to the owner and issue a summons to the person identified in the affidavit as the operator. If the motor vehicle or trailer is alleged to have been stolen, the owner of the motor vehicle or trailer shall submit proof that a Police report was filed in a timely manner indicating that the vehicle was stolen at the time of the alleged violation.
Any person convicted pursuant to this Section shall be civilly liable for all reasonable towing, storage and administrative costs associated with the abandonment of the motor vehicle or trailer. Any reasonable towing, storage and administrative costs in excess of the value of the abandoned motor vehicle or trailer that exist at the time the motor vehicle is transferred pursuant to Section 304.156, RSMo., shall remain the liability of the person convicted pursuant to this Section so long as the towing company, as defined in Chapter 304, RSMo., provided the title owner and lienholders, as ascertained by the Department of Revenue records, a notice within the timeframe and in the form as described in Subsection (1) of Section 304.156, RSMo.
[CC 1975 §8-46]
It shall be unlawful for any person to erect, construct, use, maintain or occupy any powder magazine or any house or room for the storage of gunpowder, blasting powder, gun cotton or any other explosive powder of any description, by whatever name known or called, within the City limits.
It shall be unlawful for any person, except dealers for the purpose of immediate sale, to keep in or about any premises within the City any gunpowder, blasting powder, gun cotton or any other explosive powder, except reasonable quantities for immediate use and in no case to exceed five (5) pounds thereof at any one time.
It shall be unlawful for any dealer to keep in the City any blasting powder, gun cotton or any other explosive powder, except for the purpose of immediate sale and then not exceeding two hundred (200) pounds of explosives at any one time.
It shall be unlawful for any dealer in the City to keep gunpowder in any quantity unless it is kept in airtight metallic canisters or vessels.
It shall be unlawful for any dealer to open or cause or permit to be opened any canister or vessel containing any gunpowder or to handle, weigh out or sell or cause or permit anyone to handle, weigh out or sell any gunpowder except in the daytime and by natural light.
State Law Reference — Authority of city to prevent the keeping of explosives, §79.450(2), RSMo.
[CC 1975 §8-47; Ord. No. 742 §1, 9-3-1992]
Except as provided in Subsection (C) hereof, it shall be unlawful for any person within the City limits to fire, sell, set off, use, burn, explode or discharge any firecracker, torpedo, bomb, rocket, pinwheel, fire balloon, Roman candle, toy cannon, aerial salute or any other fireworks; provided however, that this Section shall not apply to any fireworks display by any person who is issued a permit by the Board of Aldermen, when it is satisfied that the public safety will not be endangered by such display.
It shall be unlawful for any natural parent, legal guardian or other person having any minor under the age of seventeen (17) years under his/her legal or actual control to knowingly allow said minor to set off or discharge fireworks in violation of the provisions of this Section.
Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsections (A) and (B) above, it shall be lawful for all persons seventeen (17) years of age or older and all persons under the age of seventeen (17) years who are supervised by a parent or legal guardian to discharge fireworks, the possession of which is not prohibited by any State or Federal law, within the City limits during the hours of 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 Midnight on July third (3rd) and July fourth (4th) of each calendar year.
[Ord. No. 18-08 (210.208), 7-19-2018]
Any convenience store or gasoline station located within the City limits of Billings, Missouri, shall require pre-payment on the purchases of gasoline, diesel fuel or other fuels before dispensing said products to consumers.