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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 20.40 Dangerous Excavations

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Chapter 20.40
Dangerous Excavations

Sections:

20.40.010 Fencing--Filling.
20.40.020 Notice to owner.
20.40.030 Fencing by City.
20.40.040 Expenses incurred by City.

20.40.010 Fencing--Filling.

All holes, depressions, excavations or other dangerous places within the City that are below the natural or artificial grades of the surrounding or adjacent street, shall be properly enclosed with fences or walls or be plated or filled up, so as to prevent persons and animals from falling into them.
(Ord. No. 68604, 16, 3-16-2010.)

20.40.020 Notice to owner.

The Director of Streets shall notify the owners or occupants of premises on which such dangerous places exist to cause fences or walls to be built around them or to cause the same to be filled up, within such period as he shall deem the exigencies of the case may require. In case of failure to comply by any of the owners or occupants of such premises, after the notification required has been given, then they shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
(Ord. No. 68604, 16, 3-16-2010.)

20.40.030 Fencing by City.

Whenever the owner or occupant under the provisions of Section 20.40.020 cannot be found, then the Director of Streets shall cause such dangerous places to be fenced in.
(Ord. No. 68604, 16, 3-16-2010.)

20.40.040 Expenses incurred by City.

The expense incurred by the Department of Streets in doing the work mentioned in this chapter shall be charged to and paid out of appropriation for streets and alleys.
(Ord. No. 68604, 16, 3-16-2010.)

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