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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 8.60 Mining

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Chapter 8.60
Mining

Sections:

8.60.010 Plat, map and diagram--Required--Information.
8.60.020 Plat, map and diagram--Incorrect.
8.60.030 Applicability of chapter.

V.A.M.S.:

293.010--293.620 Mines and mining

8.60.010 Plat, map and diagram--Required--Information.

Every person carrying on mining operations in the city, removing coal, clay or other mineral substances from beneath the surface of the earth shall, on or before the fifteenth day of January and on or before the fifteenth day of July of each year, at his expense, prepare and file in the office of the Recorder of Deeds a true and complete plat, map and diagram of the mine owned, controlled or operated by him, showing the location of all shafts and the extent of the mine, the drifts, tunnels and excavations, giving the length, breadth and height of each drift, tunnel and excavation, and the depth thereof below the surface of the land mined, as the same existed on the first day of the month in which the plat, map and diagram is required to be filed, and showing the location thereof with reference to streets and alleys bounding or crossing the land mined and the location with reference to the lots and lands of neighboring owners, so that the plat, map and diagram will inform the officers of the City, and all parties in interest, of the extent and character of the mining operations on the first of January and the first of July of each year. The plat, map and diagram shall contain a certificate of correctness, signed and sworn to by the owner, manager or other authorized person, and shall remain on file in the office of the Recorder of Deeds and shall be open to inspection by all persons, but shall not be removed from such office.
(1948 C. Ch. 41 1: 1960 C. 646.010.)

8.60.020 Plat, map and diagram--Incorrect.

When any owner, tenant, subtenant or other person interested in any lot or land shall file with the President of the Board of Public Service his affidavit, or the affidavit of any other credible person for him, stating on knowledge, information or belief that the party owning, controlling or operating any mine in the City has not filed a true and complete plat, map and diagram of such mine as required in Section 8.60.010, and that the party is sinking shafts, mining, excavating, or running drifts or tunnels, and are digging, mining and excavating coal, clay or other mineral substance beyond the lines and boundaries of the lot, lots or tracts of land owned or controlled by him, and has entered in and upon the premises of the party making the affidavit, or for whom the affidavit is made, the President of the Board of Public Service shall notify the person complained against, requiring the person to file in the office of the President of the Board of Public Service a true and complete plat, map and diagram of the then extent of the mining operations, the plat, map and diagram is to be filed within ten days after notice directed to and served upon the person.

If the person shall fail to file the plat, map and diagram within the time required, or if the person filing the affidavit, or for whom the affidavit is filed, is not satisfied with the plat, map and diagram so filed, the President of the Board of Public Service shall issue his written order and deliver or cause the same to be delivered to a competent city surveyor, or his deputy, designated by the person filing the affidavit, or for whom the affidavit is filed, commanding him, after his reasonable fees have been tendered by the person complaining, to proceed without delay to survey the drifts, shafts, tunnels and excavations upon the lot, lots or tracts of land involved for the purpose of ascertaining the course and distance of the shafts, drifts, tunnels, passageways or any of them, and to locate the same upon the surface.

The President of the Board of Public Service or other person designated by him may at any and all reasonable times survey the shafts, drifts, tunnels and excavations upon the lot, lots or tracts of land upon which mining operations are being conducted for the purpose of ascertaining the course and distance of drifts, shafts, tunnels and excavations and locating the same upon the surface.
(1948 C. Ch. 41 2: 1960 C. 646.020, 646.030.)

8.60.030 Applicability of chapter.

Nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed to apply to quarries and open and visible excavations and excavations not done by means of tunnels, drifts or other passageways beneath the surface of the ground.
(1948 C. Ch. 41 3: 1960 C. 646.040.)

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