Seven Tips to Avoid an Ordinance Violation in St. Peters

St. Peters Police plan to mail out warnings to residents who have violated city vehicle codes so they can avoid getting a ticket. Warnings will be mailed the week of Aug. 12.

St. Peters will send out warnings to people who illegally park vehicles or violate other city vehicle codes. (FILE PHOTO)
St. Peters will send out warnings to people who illegally park vehicles or violate other city vehicle codes. (FILE PHOTO)
St. Peters Police will be mailing warnings to St. Peters residents who violate city vehicle codes during the week of Aug. 12 to give those residents a chance to correct the problem and avoid a ticket. 
The police check neighborhoods for code violations periodically, according to a press release from the city.
“This is a soft approach to code enforcement with the idea that most residents will correct a code violation if they know the law,” said Maj. Jeff Finkelstein in a press release. “We don’t want to use the courts to correct the problem if we don’t have to.”

Tips to avoid an ordinance violation:

  1. Don't park on your lawn. 
  2. Don't leave abandoned vehicles on your property
  3. Don't block a sidewalk with your vehicle.
  4. Don't park your business vehicle in the street.
  5. Don't store more than one piece of recreational equipment at your home, like an RV, camper, boat or trailer.
  6. Don't store an RV that's bigger than 22 feet long by 8 feet wide at your house.
  7. Make sure your RV is behind all front building lines of your house. When you load or unload it, make sure it's only in front of your house for 2 hours maximum and no more than 10 days a year for seasonal preparation. 


will August 06, 2013 at 10:26 AM
Wow; the city is rampant with drug manufacturing, sale, and (ab)use. We have nearly constant burglaries with homes, cars, and businesses being broken into on nearly a daily basis. Our businesses and residents are frequent victims of fraud and theft. We have home invasions and assaults by deranged individuals. We have children being abused and injured; endangered children living in filth and squalor; even one toddler recently "tethered to a garage". Yet, in light of all this, "my hometown" has decided the best allocation of our police resources is to harass the residents and taxpayers by monitoring them to making sure they don't spend more than 2 hours loading their rv or more than ten days a year in seasonal preparation or maintenance of same, or otherwise "misuse" their own PRIVATE property. As usual, the city's priority is wasting our taxes on petty bull. It's NOT surprising that our property values are falling. Kind of gives a whole new perspective to the quote "Nero fiddled while Rome burned".


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