Section 110-631; Ord. 20496; Amending Chapter 16 of the City Code as it relates to the definition of a nuisance party


Ordinance No. 20496                            Council Bill No. B 348-09

     AN ORDINANCE

amending Chapter 16 of the City Code as it relates to the definition of a nuisance party; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

    SECTION 1.    Chapter 16 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, Missouri, is hereby amended as follows:

Material to be deleted in strikeout; material to be added underlined.

Sec. 16-301. Definitions.

    The following definitions apply to this division:

     Nuisance party is a social gathering of ten (10) or more people on residential property that results in any of the following occurring at the site of the gathering, on neighboring property or on an adjacent public street:

     (1)    Unlawful sale, furnishing, possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages;

     (2)    Violation of any of the provisions of article III of this chapter (noise);

     (3)    Fighting;

     (4)    Property damage;

     (5)    Littering;

     (6)    Outdoor urination or defecation in a place open to public view;

(7)    The standing or parking of vehicles in a manner that obstructs the free flow of traffic;

     (8)    Conduct that threatens injury to persons or damage to property;

     (9)    Unlawful use or possession of marijuana or any drug or controlled substance;

     (10)    Trespassing; or

     (11)    Indecent exposure .;

     (12)    Setting off fireworks; or

     (13)    Discharging firearms.

     "Permit" means to give permission to; or to allow by silent consent, by not prohibiting, or by failing to exercise control.

    SECTION 2.    This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.

    PASSED this 7th day of December, 2009.