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Legislation #: 970613 Introduction Date: 5/8/1997
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 6/1/1997
Sponsor: None
Title: Amending the Code of Ordinances Chapter 2, entitled "Administration", and Chapter 62, entitled "Solid Waste", by repealing therein Section 2-461, entitled "Divisions", and Sections 62-2 and 62-152, both entitled "Definitions", and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like numbers and subject matter moving the Division of Solid Waste from the Public Works Department to the Department of Environmental Management.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
5/8/1997

Prepare to Introduce

5/8/1997

Referred Neighborhood Development Committee

5/14/1997

Hold On Agenda

5/21/1997

Advance and Do Pass

5/22/1997

Passed


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ORDINANCE NO. 970613

 

Amending the Code of Ordinances Chapter 2, entitled "Administration", and Chapter 62, entitled "Solid Waste", by repealing therein Section 2-461, entitled "Divisions", and Sections 62-2 and 62-152, both entitled "Definitions", and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like numbers and subject matter moving the Division of Solid Waste from the Public Works Department to the Department of Environmental Management.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the Code of Ordinances is hereby amended by repealing within Chapter 2, entitled "Administration", Section 2-461, entitled "Divisions", and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number, title and subject matter, said section to read as follows:

 

Sec. 2-461. Divisions.

 

The public works department shall consist of the following divisions: division of engineering, division of architectural services, division of administration, division of streets and traffic and division of motor equipment. The director shall have authority to establish subdivisions of the divisions of the department, or sections under the divisions, to conduct the business of the department. Such subdivisions or sections shall be described as to function, and the duty of such subdivisions or section heads shall be described with particularity, in the official proceedings of the director of public works, subject to the approval of the city manager.

 

Section 2. That the Code of Ordinances is hereby amended by repealing within Chapter 62, entitled "Solid Waste", Sections 62-2 and 62-152, both entitled "Definitions", and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like numbers, titles and subject matter respectively, said sections to read as follows:

 

Sec. 62-2. Definitions.

 

The following words, terms and phrases, when used in articles I and II of this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

 

Bulky rubbish means items of rubbish either too large or too heavy to be loaded in refuse collection vehicles with safety and convenience by refuse collectors, with the equipment available therefor.

 

City means the City of Kansas City, Missouri.

 

Clustered multifamily housing means a grouping of two or more buildings, each containing at least one dwelling unit, designed or constructed in planned groupings or arrangements, to use common service facilities.

 

Collection means removal and transportation of refuse from its place of storage to its place of processing or disposal.

 

Combined refuse means refuse containing both garbage and rubbish.

 

Commercial garbage means garbage produced at restaurants, hotels, clubs, hospitals, schools and any other commercial, industrial or institutional establishments.

 

Commercial refuse means refuse resulting from the operation of restaurants, hotels, clubs, hospitals, schools and any other commercial, industrial or institutional establishments.

 

Commercial rubbish means rubbish resulting from the operation of restaurants, hotels, clubs, hospitals, schools and any other commercial, industrial or institutional establishments.

 

Director means the director of environmental management of the city, or his authorized representative.

 

Director of fire means the director of fire of the city, or his authorized representative.

 

Director of health means the director of health of the city, or his authorized representative.

 

Disposable refuse container means a refuse container specifically designed to be used only one time, and to be disposed of together with its refuse contents.

 

Disposal means placing refuse in its final repository.

 

Dwelling unit means any room or group of rooms located within a dwelling, and forming a single habitable unit, with facilities which are used, or are intended to be used, for living, sleeping, cooking and eating.

 

Garbage means putrescible animal or vegetable wastes resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking, serving or consumption of food.

 

Garbage container means a receptacle used by any person to store garbage during the interval between garbage collections.

 

Occupant means any person who, alone or jointly or severally with others, shall be in actual possession of any dwelling unit or of any other improved real property, either as owner, or as a tenant, either with or without the consent of the owner thereof.

 

Owner means any person who, alone or jointly or severally with others, shall be in actual possession of, or have charge, care or control of, any dwelling unit or of any other improved real property, as title holder, as employee or agent of the title holder, or as trustee or guardian of the estate or person of the title holder.

 

Refuse means unwanted or discarded waste materials in a solid or semiliquid state, consisting of garbage or rubbish, or a combination thereof.

 

Refuse container means a receptacle used by any person to store refuse during the interval between refuse collections.

 

Residential garbage means garbage produced at houses, apartments or other dwelling units.

 

Residential refuse means refuse resulting from the maintenance and operation of houses, apartments or other dwelling units.

 

Residential rubbish means rubbish resulting from the maintenance and operation of houses, apartments or other dwelling units.

 

Rubbish means nonputrescible solid wastes consisting of combustible and noncombustible waste materials from residential, apartment, commercial, industrial and institutional establishments, including yard wastes and items commonly referred to as ``trash.''

 

Solid waste means refuse.

 

Storage means keeping, maintaining or storing refuse from the time of its production until the time of its collection.

 

Sec. 62-152. Definitions.

 

The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

 

Director means the director of the department of environmental management or his designee.

 

Lead-acid battery means any battery that consists of lead and sulfuric acid, is used as a power source, and has a capacity of six volts or more.

 

Secondary lead smelter means a facility which produces metallic lead from various forms of lead scrap, including used lead-acid batteries. Such a facility also may produce plastic chips that are sent for reprocessing.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Assistant City Attorney