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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 21.16 Removal of Goods, Encroachments and Obstructions

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Chapter 21.16
Removal of Goods, Encroachments and Obstructions

Sections:

21.16.010 Compliance.
21.16.020 Time limit.
21.16.030 Removal--Goods.
21.16.040 Removal--Encroachments.
21.16.050 Obstructing traffic.

Prior ordinance history: Ord. 51391

City Counselor Ops.: 9996, 10270

21.16.010 Compliance.

No owner, agent or consignee of any goods, wares, merchandise or other articles shall allow the material to remain on the public wharf longer than allowed by this chapter, nor fail to remove the material forthwith when so ordered by the director of streets, or his authorized agent.
(Ord. 56707 1 (part), 1974: 1960 C. 293.010.)

21.16.020 Time limit.

Everything placed on the improved public wharf or landing shall be removed therefrom within forty-eight hours, unless the material has been landed for reshipment, in which case it shall be removed within seventy-two hours.
(Ord. 56707 1 (part), 1974: 1960 C. 293.020.)

21.16.030 Removal--Goods.

Whenever the director of streets or his authorized agent shall find that any goods, wares, merchandise, or other articles have remained on the improved public wharf for a period of time longer than permitted by Section 21.16.020 or any time that any goods, wares, merchandise, or other articles create an obstruction on the improved public wharf the owner or agent of the materials shall be notified by mail to remove the same. If the owner or agent cannot be located, a notice to remove the obstruction shall be posted in the vicinity of the materials by the director of streets.

If the obstruction has not been removed within one week after notice or posting, the director of streets may remove the materials and dispose or sell the same in any manner he deems advisable. Any money derived from the sale of the materials shall be used to pay any expenses incurred in removal of same and any surplus shall be credited to the city.
(Ord. 56707 1 (part), 1974: 1960 C. 293.030.)

21.16.040 Removal--Encroachments.

Whenever the director of streets or his authorized agent shall determine that any part of the public wharf or the harbor is obstructed, occupied, or encroached upon or used in any manner or by any means without lawful authority, and the provisions of Sections 21.16.020 and 21.16.030 do not apply, the director of streets may upon his own motion, or at the request of any person interested therein, if he shall find that the removal thereof is desirable as a matter of public convenience, notify the owner or person responsible for the encroachment or obstruction by mail to remove the same.

If the owner or person responsible for the encroachment or obstruction cannot be located, a notice to remove shall be posted in the vicinity of the encroachment or obstruction. If the encroachment or obstruction has not been removed within one week after notice or posting, the director of streets shall remove the encroachment or obstruction and dispose or sell the same in any manner he deems advisable.

Any money derived from the sale of such encroachments or obstructions shall be used to pay any expenses incurred in the removal of same and any surplus shall be credited to the city.
(Ord. 56707 1 (part), 1974: 1960 C. 293.040.)

Cases:

City contract to raise sunken boat--City estopped to deny its authority to enter such contracts. The Maggie P., 25 F. 202 (1885).

A city owning a public wharf may remove obstructions wrongfully there without becoming civilly liable therefore. Hafner Mfg. Co. v. City of St. Louis, 172 S.W. 28, 262 Mo. 261 (1914).

McQuillin:

24.95 Encroachments on wharves

21.16.050 Obstructing traffic.

The determination of the director of streets or his authorized agent shall be final and conclusive as to all questions relating to the handling of freight or merchandise or as to the position of any vessel or watercraft at any pier or other structure belonging to the city or anchored in the harbor, and all persons handling or in charge of freight or merchandise or vessels or watercraft shall handle the same expeditiously and without interfering with or blocking general traffic and without interfering with commerce and navigation.
(Ord. 56707 1 (part), 1974: 1960 C. 293.050.)

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