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  77.520.  May control streets, sidewalks, amusements. — The council may prohibit and prevent all encroachments into and upon the sidewalks, streets, avenues, alleys and other public places of the city, and may provide for the removal of all obstructions from the sidewalks, curbstones, gutters and crosswalks at the expense of the owners or occupants of the ground fronting thereon, or at the expense of the person causing the same; the council may also regulate the planting of shade trees, erecting of awnings, hitching posts, lamp posts, awning posts, telephone, telegraph and electric light poles, and the making of excavations through and under the sidewalks or in any public street, avenue, alley or other public place within the city.  The council may prevent and punish for all horseracing or other racing, fast driving or training in the streets, highways, avenues, alleys, or over bridges or through tunnels in the city, and all games, practices or amusements therein likely to result in damage to any person or property, and to regulate, prevent and punish for the riding, driving, leading, standing, hitching or passing of horses, mules, oxen or other teams or stock or animals or any vehicle over or upon or across or along any sidewalk, street, avenue or alley of the city.

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(RSMo 1939 § 6952)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 6806; 1919 § 8293; 1909 § 9230

(1975) City has power to grant use of streets for cable television even though not expressly named in statute. City has right to reserve power to approve rates as a condition of grant to cable television service. Cablevision, Inc. v. City of Sedalia (Mo.), 518 S.W.2d 48.


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