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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 9.04 Solid Fuel

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Chapter 9.04
Solid Fuel

Sections:

9.04.010 Sold in baskets.
9.04.020 Fuel wood sales.
9.04.030 Tolerances.
9.04.040 Fees for weighing--Charging improper fees, etc.--Penalty for violation.
9.04.050 Disposing of part of load--Altering certificate.
9.04.060 False certificate.
9.04.070 Articles not weighed at authorized scales.
9.04.080 Unweighed fuel.
9.04.090 Delivery hours.
9.04.100 Weighing empty vehicles.
9.04.110 Weighing loaded vehicles.

For business regulations, see Ch. 8.84

9.04.010 Sold in baskets.

In all cases where solid fuel is sold in baskets or other similar receptacles, the solid fuel shall be sold by net weight only. All baskets or other receptacles, whenever containing solid fuel for sale or delivery, shall be marked or labeled as to plainly show the net weight of the contents thereof. No person to whom this section applies, shall sell, or offer for sale, or have in his possession for the purpose of sale, solid fuel in baskets or other like receptacles which are not so marked as to plainly show the correct net weight of the contents thereof.
(Ord. 50077 1 (part), 1960: 1948 C. Ch. 72 45 (part): 1960 C. 351.010.)

V.A.M.S.:

413.300 Coal, coke and charcoal, how sold

9.04.020 Fuel wood sales.

All wood for fuel purposes shall be sold or offered for sale by the cord or fractional part thereof, with the exception of kindling. When fuel wood is sold, it shall be accompanied by a bill of sale bearing the name and address of the seller, the name and address of the purchaser, and the quantity of wood contained in the delivery in terms of cords or fractional parts thereof. At the time of delivery, the bill of sale, signed by the seller, shall be given to the purchaser specified thereon.
(Ord. 50077 1 (part), 1960: 1948 C. Ch. 72 45 (part): 1960 C. 351.020.)

9.04.030 Tolerances.

On the reweighing of any load of solid fuel, or any empty solid fuel vehicle, on a scale different than that on which the load of solid fuel or empty vehicle was originally weighed, the following tolerances shall be permitted to cover variations in the tare weights of the vehicles used, and the natural variations between vehicle scales. The tolerance on the net weight shall be four pounds per thousand pounds with a maximum tolerance of one hundred pounds for one load, regardless of the size of the load weighed. The gross weight shall not be less than the weight represented, less the tolerance permitted for the net weight of the load. The tare weight shall not be more than forty pounds less than the true weight of the empty vehicle.

When the reweighing is done on the scale on which the load of solid fuel was originally weighed, the tolerance on the net weight shall be two pounds per thousand pounds with a maximum tolerance of sixty pounds for one load, regardless of the size of the load weighed. The gross weight shall not be less than the weight represented, less the tolerance permitted for the net weight of the load. The tare weight shall not be more than forty pounds less than the true weight of the empty vehicle. Under no circumstances are the tolerances established by this section to be used to short-weigh or as an excuse for short-weighing, but are permitted only to cover variations herein specified.
(Ord. 50077 1 (part), 1960: 1948 C. Ch. 72 45: 1960 C. 351.030.)

9.04.040 Fees for weighing--Charging improper fees, etc.--Penalty for violation.

A. Dealers in solid fuel shall be permitted to charge and receive a fee of four dollars or any less sum they may see fit to charge on any load of solid fuel weighed on their scales, except solid fuel in quantities of less than one thousand pounds. Owners or operators of private or public scales are authorized to charge and receive a fee of four dollars or any less sum they may see fit to charge for any load of solid fuel or other commodity or any article weighed on their scales; provided that the sum actually charged within the limits allowed by this section shall be uniform for each weighing and shall be in the case of every person who may have occasion to have any solid fuel or other commodity or article weighed.

B. No weigher in the city shall charge for weighing where no charge is authorized, or charge more than the maximum fees prescribed, or vary the charge fixed by the owner of the scale as the maximum charge.

C. No weigher shall be required to deliver his certificate of weighing until the fee, according to the tariff fixed, is paid. The maximum fee shall not exceed four dollars per weighing.

D. Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate the provisions of this section shall upon the conviction thereof be subject to the penalties provided in Section 9.10.040 of this code.
(Ord. 58529 1, 2, 1982: Ord. 57818 1, 2, 1979: prior Ord. 55190 1, 1968: Ord. 52951 1, 1965: Ord. 50561 1, 1961: Ord. 50077 1 (part), 1960: 1948 C. Ch. 72 46: 1960 C. 351.040.)

9.04.050 Disposing of part of load--Altering certificate.

Any person in charge of a vehicle containing solid fuel, or any other commodity, that has been weighed upon any public scale or private scale having a legally bonded weigher in the city and received a certificate of the weight thereof who shall sell or dispose of a part thereof; and afterwards sell or offer to sell the remainder as for the quantity called for in his certificate, or who shall fail to deliver the entire amount called for on his certificate and afterwards sell, offer to sell or deliver the remainder to any person other than the consignee listed on the weight certificate, or who shall change, alter, or in any manner falsify the certificate of the weigher or shall perpetrate any fraud on the weigher or purchaser or shall suffer any of these things to be done, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars or more than five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment for not more than three months, or by both fine and imprisonment.
(Ord. 50077 1 (part), 1960: 1948 C. Ch. 72 68: 1960 C. 351.050.)

9.04.060 False certificate.

If any person sells or offers for sale or delivers a load of solid fuel or any other thing or article in the city under pretense of a weigher's certificate obtained under and by virtue of the weight of another and different load from the one he sells, or offers for sale, or delivers, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof be fined not less than one hundred dollars or more than five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment for not more than three months, or by both fine and imprisonment.
(Ord. 50077 1 (part), 1960: 1948 C. Ch. 72 69: 1960 C. 351.060.)

V.A.M.S.:

413.150 Correct weight of coal--certificate furnished--violation a misdemeanor

9.04.070 Articles not weighed at authorized scales.

No person shall offer for sale or delivery or deliver any load of solid fuel, or any other commodity, except solid fuel in quantities less than one thousand pounds in any vehicle which has been weighed at scales not authorized to issue certificates of weight.
(Ord. 50077 1 (part), 1960: 1948 C. Ch. 72 70: 1960 C. 351.070.)

9.04.080 Unweighed fuel.

No person shall buy, sell or deliver in any vehicle any solid fuel, except solid fuel in quantities less than one thousand pounds, until the same has been weighed by one of the legally authorized weighers, and a certificate of the weight thereof given as required in the provisions of this chapter.
(Ord. 50077 1 (part), 1960: 1948 C. Ch. 72 40: 1960 C. 348.010.)

V.A.M.S.:

413.150 Correct weight of coal--certificate furnished

413.300 Coal, coke and charcoal, how sold

McQuillin:

24.406 Coal

9.04.090 Delivery hours.

No solid fuel shall be delivered by any vehicle in the city to a consumer before six a.m. or after seven p.m. standard time. It shall be prima facie evidence of a violation hereof for any loaded vehicle to be on the streets of the city after seven p.m., unless the driver of the vehicle can show that his vehicle left the licensed dealer's yard in sufficient time to complete the delivery before seven p.m., and that the delay was due to unavoidable causes.
(Ord. 50077 1 (part), 1960: 1948 C. Ch. 72 41: 1960 C. 349.010.)

9.04.100 Weighing empty vehicles.

It shall be the duty of all owners of vehicles that may be employed in bringing solid fuel to the city to have their vehicles weighed while empty at least once every week, and no bonded weigher shall issue his certificate for any vehicle upon which the date of its being weighed while empty is older than one week. It shall be the duty of every weigher to weigh the empty vehicle and to issue to the driver of the empty vehicle a certificate of weighing, crossing out the spaces for gross and net weights, which certificate shall be signed by the bonded weigher and signed by the driver of the empty vehicle acknowledging the correctness of the empty weight. The weight certificates so issued shall during the remainder of the following week be kept in the possession of the driver of the vehicle for which issued and shall be subject to call at any time by the commissioner or his assistants and any variation over the tolerance established in Section 9.04.030 in the actual weight of the empty vehicle and the tare weight shown on the certificate shall be considered prima facie evidence that the tare weight was altered or changed by the owner or driver of the vehicle. It shall be the duty of the owner or driver of any vehicle, on which repairs or alterations have been made that might change the tare weight of the vehicle, to immediately after the work to have the vehicle reweighed and a certificate issued establishing the new tare weight. It shall be the duty of the owner or driver of all vehicles in hauling any other commodity, sold by weight, to have their respective empty vehicles weighed every day when in use.
(Ord. 50077 1 (part), 1960: 1948 C. Ch. 72 62: 1960 C. 350.010.)

9.04.110 Weighing loaded vehicles.

Vehicles, when used in hauling solid fuel, shall be weighed only on scales on which the vehicle while empty shall have been weighed within one week prior thereto, and no bonded weigher shall issue his certificate of weighing unless the vehicle used in the hauling shall have been weighed while empty on the scale operated by him within one week prior thereto.
(Ord. 50077 1 (part), 1960: 1948 C. Ch. 72 63: 1960 C. 350.020.)

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