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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 20.38 General Use Restrictions

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Chapter 20.38
General Use Restrictions

Sections:

20.38.010 Barbed wire fences--Prohibited.
20.38.020 Barbed wire fences--Failure to remove.
20.38.030 Downspouts.
20.38.040 Signs.
20.38.050 Projections of merchandise and other articles.
20.38.060 Placing or throwing articles on highways.
20.38.070 Hoisting merchandise over thoroughfare.
20.38.080 Unauthorized obstructions, excavations and defacing property.
20.38.090 Gasoline, oil, salt water and other liquids.
20.38.100 Oil wagons and tanks.
20.38.110 Vehicles using oils.
20.38.120 Salt or salt water from ice cream vehicles.
20.38.130 Licensing certain vehicles.
20.38.140 Breaking or removal of danger signals.
20.38.150 Signposts, lanterns and clocks.
20.38.160 Playing ball games.
20.38.170 Flying kites or playing in streets.

20.38.010 Barbed wire fences--Prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person to erect, construct or to hereafter maintain or use any fence heretofore erected or constructed composed in whole or in part of barbed wire upon any street or any public or private alley or passage or way or other public thoroughfare which is fifteen feet or less in width within the limits of the City. Any violation hereof shall be a misdemeanor.
(Ord. No. 68604, 15, 3-16-2010.)

20.38.020 Barbed wire fences--Failure to remove.

Any person violating provisions of Section 20.38.010, after being duly notified by the police in writing to remove same within ninety days, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.
(Ord. No. 68604, 15, 3-16-2010.)

20.38.030 Downspouts.

Every person owning or occupying any building in this City shall cause the pipes conducting the water from the eaves of the building to be so constructed as not to spread the water over the sidewalks. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.
(Ord. No. 68604, 15, 3-16-2010.)

20.38.040 Signs.

It shall be unlawful for any person to erect or cause to be erected or to maintain or cause to be erected or to maintain or cause to be maintained any signs, signbox, illuminated sign, lettered lamp or other fixture which shall extend over or upon any public highway more than eighteen inches from the property line of the highway except as authorized in the building code.
(Ord. No. 68604, 15, 3-16-2010.)

20.38.050 Projections of merchandise and other articles.

It shall be unlawful for any person to suspend any merchandise or other article over the public highway in such a manner that the merchandise or article extends more than eighteen inches into the highway, if the merchandise or article is less than eight feet above the surface of the highway, or extends more than twenty-four inches into the highway at any height above the highway.
(Ord. No. 68604, 15, 3-16-2010.)

20.38.060 Placing or throwing articles on highways.

It shall be unlawful to place or throw or cause to be placed or thrown upon any public highway or other public place in this City any article whatsoever so as to obstruct or otherwise encumber the highway.
(Ord. No. 68604, 15, 3-16-2010.)

20.38.070 Hoisting merchandise over thoroughfare.

Any person in this City who shall hoist, lower or let down on the outside of any building over any thoroughfare any merchandise, grain or building or other material or article, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.
(Ord. No. 68604, 15, 3-16-2010.)

20.38.080 Unauthorized obstructions, excavations and defacing property.

Any person who shall himself, or by another, place, use, utilize or maintain upon any highway or other public place any obstruction not authorized by this code or by ordinance, or make any excavation in such place without lawful authority, or displace or remove in such public place any cover of any sewer manhole, inlet, catch basin, stop valve, water meter or any cover belonging to any public utility corporation without lawful authority, or displace or remove any stones, stakes or other landmarks placed by any officer of this City, under authority thereof, or injure or deface any property, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.
(Ord. No. 68604, 15, 3-16-2010.)

20.38.090 Gasoline, oil, salt water and other liquids.

No person shall pour or spill, or permit to drip upon any asphalt or bituminous macadam pavement laid on any street or alley or public place in the City, any kerosene, benzene, gasoline or other similar oil or oily substance or liquid, or salt or salt water.
(Ord. No. 68604, 15, 3-16-2010.)

20.38.100 Oil wagons and tanks.

All oil delivery wagons or tanks shall have securely fastened under the taps or faucets thereunto attached, an absolutely oil or watertight, zinc-lined box or tray, and in filling any measure or other vessel from such taps or faucets, the measures or other vessels must be held so that any drip or overflow shall flow into the box or tray, and in removing the same from over the asphalt or bituminous macadam pavement, no drip or overflow from the measure or other vessel shall be permitted to fall upon the pavement, and no receptacle for holding oil shall be placed on the asphalt or bituminous macadam pavement.
(Ord. No. 68604, 15, 3-16-2010.)

20.38.110 Vehicles using oils.

All automobiles and autocycles and all other vehicles using kerosene, benzene, gasoline or other similar oils, shall be provided with a pan or pans or other efficient receptacles so that no drip or overflow shall fall upon the asphalt or bituminous macadam pavement.
(Ord. No. 68604, 15, 3-16-2010.)

20.38.120 Salt or salt water from ice cream vehicles.

All vehicles delivering, hauling or handling ice cream shall haul away and not deposit or throw upon any asphalt or bituminous macadam pavement any salt water or salt nor shall they deposit upon the pavement any receptacles which contain salt or salt water.
(Ord. No. 68604, 15, 3-16-2010.)

20.38.130 Licensing certain vehicles.

It shall be the duty of the License Collector to refuse to issue a license for oil delivery wagons, tanks, automobiles, autocycles and other vehicles using or transporting kerosene, benzene, gasoline or other similar oils, unless the provisions of Sections 20.38.090--20.38.110 are complied with.
(Ord. No. 68604, 15, 3-16-2010.)

20.38.140 Breaking or removal of danger signals.

Any unauthorized person who shall remove, break or extinguish any lantern or danger signal, which has been placed on any street or alley to protect persons against accidents, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.
(Ord. No. 68604, 15, 3-16-2010.)

20.38.150 Signposts, lanterns and clocks.

No signpost, lantern or clock shall be constructed or maintained in any public street, highway or alley without a permit from the Board of Public Service who shall impose reasonable and general regulations governing the construction and maintenance.
(Ord. No. 68604, 15, 3-16-2010.)

20.38.160 Playing ball games.

Any person who shall play a game of ball upon any public highway, street or alley, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
(Ord. No. 68604, 15, 3-16-2010.)

20.38.170 Flying kites or playing in streets.

Any person who shall, in any highway or thoroughfare of this City, fly a kite, or use any sport or exercise likely to scare horses, injure passengers or embarrass the passage of vehicles, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
(Ord. No. 68604, 15, 3-16-2010.)

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