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  79.450.  Certain activities to be prohibited and suppressed. — 1.  The board of aldermen shall enact ordinances to prohibit and suppress houses of prostitution and other disorderly houses and practices, including gambling and gambling houses, and all kinds of public indecencies, and may prohibit the selling or giving of intoxicating liquors to any minor or habitual drunkard.

  2.  The board of aldermen shall also enact ordinances to restrain and prohibit riots, noises, assaults and batteries, disturbances of the peace, disturbances of religious and other lawful assemblies, indecent shows, exhibitions or concerts in any street, house or place in the city, disorderly assemblies, and to regulate, restrain and prevent the discharge of firearms, and the keeping and discharge of rockets, powder, fireworks or other dangerous combustible materials in the streets or in limits of the city.

  3.  The board of aldermen may also regulate and control the construction of buildings, the construction and cleaning of fireplaces, chimneys, stoves and stovepipes, ovens, boilers, kettles, forges or any apparatus used in any building, manufactory or business which may be dangerous in causing or promoting fires, and may provide for the inspection of the same.

  4.  The board of aldermen may also provide by ordinance limits within which no building shall be constructed except of brick or stone or other incombustible materials, with fireproof roofs, and impose a penalty for the violation of such ordinance, and may cause buildings commenced, put up or removed into such limits in violation of such ordinance, to be removed or abated.

  5.  The board of aldermen may also purchase fire engines, hook and ladder outfits, hose and hose carts, buckets and all other apparatus useful in the extinguishing of fires, and organize fire companies and prescribe rules of duty for the government thereof, with such penalties for the violation thereof as they may deem proper, and not exceeding one hundred dollars and to make all necessary expenditures for the purchase of such fire apparatus and the payment of such fire companies.

  6.  The board of aldermen may enact or make all ordinances, rules and regulations necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter.

  7.  The board of aldermen may enact or make all ordinances, rules and regulations, not inconsistent with the laws of the state, expedient for maintaining the peace, good government and welfare of the city and its trade and commerce.

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(RSMo 1939 § 7169, A.L. 1971 S.B. 299)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 7019; 1919 § 8470; 1909 § 9372

(1979) The general police power of a municipality does not authorize a municipality to restrict or limit use of public property for public purposes. City of Kirkwood v. City of Sunset Hills (A.), 589 S.W.2d 31.


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