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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 22.28 Zoological Park

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Chapter 22.28
Zoological Park

Sections:

22.28.010 Name--Location.
22.28.020 Prohibited acts.
22.28.030 Zoological board of control--Composition--Term--Compensation--Organization.
22.28.040 Zoological board of control--Moneys.
22.28.050 Zoological board of control--Annual report.

V.A.M.S.:

90.650 Zoological park--Protective ordinances

22.28.010 Name--Location.

There shall be a public zoological park to be known as the "St. Louis Zoological Park," located within the following described boundaries, as follows:

Beginning at a point on the southerly line of Washington Drive at the intersection of Washington and Concourse Drives; thence in a westerly and northerly direction along the southerly line of said Washington Drive to the intersection of Washington and Government Drives; thence in a southerly and westerly direction along the southerly line of Government Drive to a point at the intersection of the said southerly line of Government Drive with a line four hundred feet west of, and parallel to, a certain established section line running in a northerly and southerly direction; said section line being one-half mile, more or less, eastwardly from Skinker Road and intersecting at an angle of ninety degrees with the south line of Lindell Boulevard extended westwardly from Union Boulevard at a point one and one-half miles westwardly from the intersection of the said south line of Lindell Boulevard with the west line of Kingshighway Boulevard; thence in a southerly direction along a line parallel to, and four hundred feet west of the aforementioned section line to the northerly line of Wells Drive; thence in an easterly direction along the said northerly line of Wells Drive to the intersection of Wells and Concourse Drives; thence in a northerly direction along the westerly line of Concourse Drive to the point of beginning.
(Ord. 51333 1, 1962: 1948 C. Ch. 48 62: 1960 C. 226.010.)

Charter:

Art. XIV Art museum and zoological park

22.28.020 Prohibited acts.

No person shall break, cut, mutilate, injure, remove or carry away any tree, shrub, plant, flower, stone or stonework, bench, chair, seat, bower, stand, structure, fence or property, or thing whatsoever in or upon the zoological grounds; nor molest any bird, bird's nest, fish or animal, or anything belonging to or kept therein, or paste or affix or inscribe any handbill, poster, card, device or inscription to, upon or against any fence, structure or property of or on the zoological grounds, or disfigure any sward, gravel, sand, turf or earth, or any tree, fence or structure therein or adjacent thereto, or ride, drive or bring in or upon the zoological grounds, dogs, pet animals of any kind, nor shall any person deliver any oration, address, speech, sermon or lecture therein without the written consent of the zoological board of control, or permit any domestic animal to go or run at large in the zoological grounds, and all such animals shall be taken up and impounded, and if not claimed within ten days, sold, and the fact of the animal being found running at large shall be evidence of permission by the owner thereof.

No person shall parade, exhibit or distribute any advertisement, circular or handbill therein, nor any peddler or petty dealer sell or in any manner dispose of any article in the zoological grounds, without the consent of the board.
(1948 C. Ch. 48 63: 1960 C. 226.020.)

22.28.030 Zoological board of control--Composition--Term--Compensation--Organization.

The management and care of the St. Louis Zoological park shall be vested in a board of nine members, and no more, to be known as "the zoological board of control," consisting of the mayor, comptroller, director of parks, recreation and forestry, vice-president of the board of aldermen, and president of the board of public service, all of whom shall be members of the board ex officio, and four other members to be appointed by the mayor. The four members appointed by the mayor shall hold their office for a term of three years, except as hereinafter provided, but the persons holding the respective offices of mayor, comptroller, director of parks, recreation and forestry, vice-president of the board of aldermen, and president of the board of public service, shall always be members of the board ex officio. Such ex officio members may designate one of their subordinates to act for them. All members and all subordinates designated by ex officio members to act for them shall serve without compensation. When the members are so appointed by the mayor, the board shall immediately assemble and elect one of its members as president, and elect other officers it may deem necessary. Its members shall at their first meeting divide the four members appointed by the mayor into three classes, as nearly equal in number as possible; the first class to hold office for one year; the second class to hold office for two years; and the third class to hold office for three years, and until successors are chosen, dating from the first day of April following their appointment; and annually thereafter the board shall before the first day of April of each year, elect members for the class whose terms are then to expire, and to fill vacancies in other classes. The mayor may, by and with the consent of the board of aldermen, remove any member of the board for misconduct or neglect of duty, and no members so removed shall be eligible to appointment upon the board thereafter.
(Ord. 49920 1, 1960: 1948 C. Ch. 48 64: 1960 C. 226.030.)

22.28.040 Zoological board of control--Moneys.

The zoological board of control shall make and appoint by-laws, rules and regulations for its own guidance and for the election of its members and for the administration of the zoological park fund they may deem expedient. They shall have exclusive control of the expenditure of all moneys collected to the credit of the zoological park fund and of the construction and maintenance of any zoological park building built or maintained, in whole or in part, with the moneys of such fund, and of the supervision, care and custody of the grounds, rooms or buildings constructed, leased or set apart for the purpose of a zoological park. All moneys received for the zoological park fund shall be deposited with the treasurer of the city to the credit of the zoological park fund, and shall be kept separate and apart from all other moneys of the city and shall be drawn upon by the comptroller upon the vouchers of the zoological board of control, properly authenticated by the signature of the president and other officers of the board of control as may be provided by its by-laws. The zoological board of control shall have power to:

A. Erect appropriate buildings for the use of the zoological park;

B. Appoint a director or superintendent and such necessary assistants as deemed advisable, and fix their compensation, and shall have power to remove such appointees.
(1948 C. Ch. 48 65: 1960 C. 226.040.)

22.28.050 Zoological board of control--Annual report.

The zoological board of control shall make, before the second Monday in April, an annual report to the legislative branch of the city, stating the condition of their trust on the first day of April of that year, the various sums of money received from the zoological park fund, and from other sources, and how such moneys have been expended, and for what purposes, the number and character of the acquisitions to the collections added by purchase, gift or otherwise during the year, together with the number at the beginning of the year, and such information and suggestion as they may deem of general interest. All portions of the report as relate to the receipt and expenditure of money, as well as to the number and value of the collections and description and value of the property, shall be verified by affidavit.
(1948 C. Ch. 48 66: 1960 C. 226.050.)

V.A.M.S.:

90.640 Zoological park board--annual report

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