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BULLETSt. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 11.58 Nuisances Part II

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Chapter 11.58
Nuisances

PART II CONDITIONS NUMERATED

Sections:

11.58.190 Bone, fat or glue business.
11.58.200 Soap, and other factories.
11.58.210 Unclean drains, garbage boxes and ditches.
11.58.220 Water seepage from defective hydrants or water pipes.
11.58.230 Lots containing offensive water.
11.58.240 Discharge of filthy or offensive water.
11.58.250 Wells or cisterns.
11.58.260 Waste, rags, barrels and other refuse.
11.58.270 Garbage, vegetable waste, litter and filth.
11.58.280 Operation of business for dealing in sexual obscenity.

For permit allowing manufacturer to emit offensive odors, see, Ch. 8.54.

For further regulations, see Title 25.

Charter:

Art. I 1(25) Nuisances

Art. I 1(26) Location of businesses and occupations

Art. XIII 15(e) Department of public safety--Building division

V.A.M.S.:

84.090 Board of police--duties, powers (St. Louis)

City Counselor Ops.: 9916

11.58.190 Bone, fat or glue business.

The business or any part thereof, of any or either of them, of bone crushing, bone boiling, bone grinding, bone burning, bone drying, fat burning, fat boiling, fat rendering, fat drying, gut cleaning or the making of glue or the manufacture of fertilizing material of any kind or description, from any dead animals or parts thereof, or any boiling of offal, swill, fat or grease of any description which shall be done or carried on in an offensive, unclean or defective manner in any building, yard or lot of ground within the limits of the city shall be deemed a nuisance.
(1948 C. Ch. 45 15: 1960 C. 536.010.)

11.58.200 Soap, and other factories.

If any owner or occupier of any soap factory, candle factory, oil factory, glue factory, hemp factory, varnish factory, porkhouse, sausage house, lard house, or place where lead is corroded by manure, shall permit the same to remain unclean, or conduct their business to the annoyance of the citizens of this city, or any of them, the same shall be deemed a nuisance.
(1948 C. Ch. 45 16: 1960 C. 536.020.)

11.58.210 Unclean drains, garbage boxes and ditches.

Any unclean, stinking, foul, defective or filthy drain, ditch, tank or gutter, or any leaking, broken slop, garbage or manure boxes, or receptacles of like character whenever found within the limits of the city, shall be deemed a nuisance.
(1948 C. Ch. 45 17: 1960 C. 536.030.)

McQuillin:

31.22 Drains as nuisances

11.58.220 Water seepage from defective hydrants or water pipes.

Whenever in any cellar, or basement part thereof, of any house or building within the limits of the city, there may be found water occasioned by leakage from defective hydrants, water pipes, sewer pipes, cisterns or wells, gutters, drains, rain spouts or seepage from the surrounding earth or the walls of any cellar or basement shall be found to be damp or moist from any of the causes named in this section, then such water, leakage, seepage or moisture shall be deemed a nuisance.
(1948 C. Ch. 45 18: 1960 C. 536.040.)

11.58.230 Lots containing offensive water.

Any lot or piece of ground within the limits of the City, on which there is a pond or pool of unwholesome, impure or offensive water, shall be deemed a nuisance.
(1960 C. 536.050: 1948 C. Ch. 45 19.)

McQuillin:

24.260 Stagnant water as nuisance

11.58.240 Discharge of filthy or offensive water.

Whenever from any distillery, brewery, tannery, hide house, porkhouse, laundry, fish house, soap factory or any yard, dwelling, store or factory, or any yard or inclosure of any kind whatsoever within the limits of the City there is discharged into or on any street, avenue, wharf, alley, sidewalk, gutter or any vacant lot, any filthy or offensive water, smell or liquid waste or refuse of any kind of an offensive character which is offensive or which is liable to become so, the same shall be deemed a nuisance.
(1960 C. 536.060: 1948 C. Ch. 45 20.)

Cases:

Water discharged into street by auto cleaning business did not violate this section, since evidence did not establish that water, which contained biodegradable solvent, was filthy or offensive. City of St. Louis v. Roe, 823 S.W. 2d 29 (Mo.App. 1991).

McQuillin:

24.586 Water discharge on streets as nuisance

11.58.250 Wells or cisterns.

Any well or cistern on any property within the limits of the City, whenever a chemical analysis shows that the water of such well or cistern is of an impure or unwholesome nature, shall be deemed a nuisance.
(1960 C. 536.070: 1948 C. Ch. 45 21.)

11.58.260 Waste, rags, barrels and other refuse.

Whenever there shall be found in or upon any lot or piece of ground within the limits of the City, any dirt gathered in cleaning yards, waste of mills or factories, or any rags, damaged merchandise, wet, broken or leaking barrels, casks or boxes, or any materials which are offensive or tend by decay to become putrid or to render the atmosphere impure or unwholesome, the same shall be deemed a nuisance.
(1960 C. 536.080: 1948 C. Ch. 45 22.)

11.58.270 Garbage, vegetable waste, litter and filth.

All vegetable waste, litter, garbage, filth or refuse of any nature, kind or description whatsoever found in or upon any private alley, yard or area within the limits of the City, shall be deemed a nuisance.
(1960 C. 536.090: 1948 C. Ch. 45 23.)

11.58.280 Operation of business for dealing in sexual obscenity.

The conducting or engaging in business at premises within the City of St. Louis for the substantial or principal purpose of vending or trading in sexually obscene materials, at wholesale or retail, or the giving of sexually obscene live exhibitions or performance, as defined in and prohibited by the laws of the State of Missouri or the City of St. Louis, is hereby declared to be a public nuisance.
(Ord. 56705 3, 1974: 1960 C. 536.110.)

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