Belle aldermen pass amended ordinances

By Roxie Murphy, Staff Writer
Posted 11/25/20

BELLE — Belle aldermen approved two new ordinances at the Nov. 10 meeting with a 4-0 vote.

Ordinances 600-601 were introduced for the second month in a row to be passed.

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Belle aldermen pass amended ordinances

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BELLE — Belle aldermen approved two new ordinances at the Nov. 10 meeting with a 4-0 vote.

Ordinances 600-601 were introduced for the second month in a row to be passed.

According to Ordinance 600, amending Chapter 380.050 of the municipal code of the city of Belle, regarding state vehicle license plates requirements: 1) No person shall operate or park any motor vehicle or trailer upon any street or highway of this city unless such motor vehicle or trailer has properly displayed a valid license plate or plates or temporary permit issued to the lawful owner of the vehicle by the Department of Revenue of Missouri may operate or park any motor vehicle or trailer upon any street or highway of this city, provided the motor vehicle or trailer has been duly registered for the current year in the state, country or other place of which the owner is a resident, provided that at all times such motor vehicle or trailer is being operated or parted upon the streets or highways of this city, the valid license plate or plates or temporary permit is property displayed on such vehicle or trailer.

2) No violation shall be issued under section 380.050 for an expired registration, prior to the second month that follows the twelfth month of the expired registration period.

The ordinance took effect Nov. 11. Provisions are severable and if any provision is declared invalid, unconstitutional or unenforceable, such determination shall not affect the validity of the remainder of this ordinance.

All existing ordinances or parts of the ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of the conflict.

Ordinance 601 amends Chapter 370, Section 370.190, of the Municipal Code of the city of Belle, regarding headgear required when riding motorcycles or motor tricycles.

Amendments include:

A: Every person under 26 of age who is operating or riding as a passenger on any motorcycle or motor tricycle as defined in Missouri law, section 301.010, upon any street or highway of this city shall wear protective headgear at all times the vehicle is in motion.

B: Any qualified motorcycle operator who is 26 years of age or older may operate a motorcycle or motor tricycle upon any street or highway of this city without wearing protective headgear if they are maintaining proof of financial responsibility in accordance with Missouri law, Chapter 303, covered by a health insurance policy or other form of insurance which will provide the person with medical benefits for injuries incurred as a result of an accident while operating or riding on a motorcycle or motor tricycle.

Proof of coverage is required and shall be provided upon request by authorized law enforcement, by showing a copy of the qualified operator’s insurance card.

No person shall be stopped, inspected or detained solely to determine compliance with this section.

C: The penalty for failure to wear protective headgear as required when applicable, shall be deemed an ordinance violation for which a fine not to exceed $25 may be imposed. Notwithstanding all other provisions of law and court rules to the contrary, no court costs shall be imposed upon any person due to such violation. No points shall be assessed for failure to wear protective headgear.

Ordinance 602 was read for the first time during the meeting.

The ordinance would revise Section 705.120 “Consumer to Make Connections” to read as follows: The Consumer shall at their own expense, furnish all materials and build their water lines from the curbline to the meter, including the connection of the meter, which work shall be done only under the supervision of the Public Works Director. Consumers shall use either copper pipe, schedule 40 PVC pipe or CTS tube tuff and connections of such size and quality as may be specified by the Public Works Department.

Also, the consumer shall at their own expense furnish all material, except the meter, and build the water line from the curb line up to the city water mains, but not make the connected thereto, which work shall be done only under the supervision of the Public Works Director or the Public Works Department. The consumer will use only copper pipe, schedule 40 PVC pipe or CTS tube tuff and connections of such size and quality as may be specified by the Public Works Department.

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