Cross Reference: Fire Department provisions, see Ch. 203.
State Law Reference: For State law as to authority of City to regulate and control construction of buildings and use of apparatus therein to prevent fire hazards, see Section 77.500, RSMo.
[R.O. 1993 § 210.190; R.O. 1932 §§ 366, 367; Ord. No. 1799 § 1203 3-30-1954; CC 1969 § 9-1]
It shall be unlawful for any person to burn trash, lumber, leaves, straw or any other combustible material in any street or vacant lot except by special permission of the Chief of the Fire Department, when such burning shall be done under such proper safeguards as he/she may direct; provided, that the Chief of the Fire Department may issue a general permit by publication, during certain seasons of the year, for the burning of leaves or other like material where conducted during daylight and with an adult in constant attendance.
No permit shall be granted to burn paper or other combustible refuse upon any street or private premises located within the fire limits of the City.
The burning of trash, lumber, leaves or other combustible material, where deemed a hazard by the Chief of the Fire Department, is prohibited at any locality except under such safeguards as he/she may specify.
No person shall set on fire, between sunset and sunrise, in any place within this City, any hay, straw, tar barrel or other combustible material, whereby an alarm of fire may be raised, unless such person shall have obtained permission so to do from the Chief of the Fire Department, who shall promptly notify the Chief of the Fire Department of each such permission granted.
[Ord. No. 3204, 9-16-2019]
[R.O. 1993 § 210.200; R.O. 1932 § 360; Ord. No. 1799 § 1204 3-30-1954; CC 1969 § 9-2]
Ashes, smoldering coals or embers, and greasy or oily substances liable to spontaneous ignition shall not be deposited or allowed to remain within ten (10) feet of any combustible materials except in metal or other non-combustible receptacles.
No person shall place ashes within any building in any box, barrel or other wooden container or upon any wooden container or floor.
[R.O. 1993 § 210.210; R.O. 1932 §§ 359, 361, 365; Ord. No. 1799 § 1205 3-30-1954; CC 1969 § 9-3]
No person shall place or permit to remain upon any roof or in any yard any accumulation of waste-paper, hay, grass, straw, weeds, litter or combustible or flammable waste or rubbish of any kind. All such materials in stores, apartment buildings, factories or similar places shall be compactly baled and stacked, removed from the premises or stored in suitable vaults or receptacles to the satisfaction of the Chief of the Fire Department.
No person shall maintain or allow to remain longer than twenty-four (24) hours, or overnight, in any alley or on any sidewalk or premises within thirty (30) feet of any building, any empty boxes, barrels, rubbish, trash, wastepaper, excelsior or other like combustible materials.
No person shall keep or permit to be kept on his/her premises any oily waste or oily rags, unless at all times when not actually in use such oily rags and oily waste is kept in a metal can with self-closing cover and riveted joints, standing on metal legs which raise the bottom of the container at least five (5) inches above the floor.
No person shall place or maintain any hay, straw, cotton, hemp, wood shavings or similar substances in a stack or pile without having such stack or pile securely enclosed so as to protect it from flying sparks of fire.
[R.O. 1993 § 210.220; R.O. 1932 § 364; CC 1969 § 9-4]
No lighted candle or lamp shall be used in any stable, building or other place where hay, straw, or other combustible or explosive materials are stored or lodged.
[R.O. 1993 § 210.230; Ord. No. 1799 § 1206, 3-30-1954; CC 1969 § 9-5]
Cotton batting, straw or other highly flammable materials shall not be used for decorative purposes in stores or show windows except by permit from the Chief of the Fire Department, and in compliance with such protective conditions as he/she may specify in such permit. Paper and other readily flammable materials shall not be used for decorative purposes in any place of public assembly unless such materials have been flameproofed to the satisfaction of the Chief of the Fire Department.
[R.O. 1993 § 210.240; R.O. 1932 § 624-B; CC 1969 § 9-6]
It shall be unlawful for any person to erect, construct or maintain within the fire limits of the City any wooden or frame sign or billboard larger than six (6) feet by six (6) feet in size without the consent of record of the City Council.
Any such sign or billboard being maintained in contravention to the provisions of Subsection (A) of this Section or not meeting the requirements of the City Council may be condemned and ordered removed by the Mayor by five (5) days' written notice served upon the owner of such sign or billboard, and if such sign or billboard so condemned shall not be removed or permission of record obtained for the continuance thereof within five (5) days from date of notice as herein provided then such continuance shall, from expiration of the notice, constitute a separate offense.
[R.O. 1993 § 210.260; CC 1969 § 9-7.1; Ord. No. 2042 §§ 1,3, 7-10-1972; Ord. No. 2452 § 1, 6-12-1989]
No trash, rubbish, grass, leaves, paper, wood or combustible material of any kind shall be burned within the area designated as the Fire Zone in the City at any time. Such Fire Zone being described as follows:
Beginning at the intersection of Howard Street and Line Street; thence west along Howard Street to the alley between North Marion and North Beckwith; thence south along such alley to the St. Louis Southwestern Railroad; thence in a northeasterly direction along such railroad to Line Street; then north on Line Street to the point of beginning.
[R.O. 1993 § 210.270; CC 1969 § 9-7.2; Ord. No. 2042 §§ 2,3, 7-10-1972; Ord. No. 2452 § 1, 6-12-1989]
No trash, rubbish, grass, leaves, paper, wood or combustible material of any kind shall be burned in any area outside the Fire Zone in the City after 6:00 P.M.
[R.O. 1993 § 210.280; CC 1969 § 9-7.3; Ord. No. 2182 § 1, 1-9-1979; Ord. No. 2452 § 1, 6-12-1989; Ord. No. 2517 § 1, 6-8-1992]
Persons residing within "C-1" and "C-2" Zones of the City of Malden, Missouri, as set forth in the City of Malden's Zoning Map, may burn lawn trash and other substances, except when the residence is adjacent to or bordering on commercial property.