Section 16-317 Definitions and rules of construction.

    The following definitions and rules of construction apply to this article:

    “Chief of police” and “chief” include any designee of the chief of police.

    “Chronic nuisance property” means residential property on which or within 200 feet of which any person associated with the property has engaged in three or more nuisance activities during any four (4) month period.

    “Nuisance activity” means any of the following unlawful conduct:

    (1)    Harassment under section 565.090 RSMo or section 16-143 of this Code;

    (2)    Assault under section 565.050 RSMo through section 565.070 RSMo or section 16-141 of this Code;

    (3)    Any sexual offense under Chapter 566 RSMo;

    (4)    Any prostitution related offense under Chapter 567 RSMo;

    (5)    Any violation of the liquor control law, Chapter 311 RSMo or the alcoholic beverages ordinance, chapter 4 of this Code;

    (6)    Trespass under section 569.140 RSMo or section 16-156 of this Code;

    (7)    Any stealing or related offense under Chapter 570 RSMo or section 16-171 of this Code;

    (8)    Any arson or related offense under section 569.040 through 569.065 RSMo or section 16-151 or 16-152 of this Code;

    (9)    Any violation of the “Comprehensive Drug Control Act of 1989" in chapter 195 RSMo or sections 16-253 through 16-255 of this Code;

    (10)    Gambling under Chapter 572 RSMo;

    (11)    Discharge of a firearm under section 16-234 of this Code;

    (12)    Possession of an open container of alcoholic beverage under section 16-185 of this Code;

    (13)    Indecent exposure under section 16-132 of this Code;

    (14)    Peace disturbance by fighting under section 16-176.1 of this Code;
    
    (15)    Unlawful use of weapons and armed criminal action under Chapter 571 RSMo and brandishing a weapon under section 16-246 of this Code;

    (16)    Any noise violation under section 16-258 or section 16-259 of this Code;

    “Person associated with the property” means any person who is lawfully present on the property including any owner, tenant, occupant, guest or invitee.

    “Property” means any lot or other unit of real property.

    “Property owner” means a person having a fee interest in real property.

    “Property owner’s agent” means a person authorized by the property owner to manage the property.

    “Residential property” means any property containing a single family structure, a duplex, an apartment building, a manufactured or mobile home, a boarding house, a group home, a fraternity or sorority house, or a mixed use structure that includes a residential living unit.

(Ord. No. 19288, §1, 11-6-06)


(Ord. 19288, Added, 11/06/2006)