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the clear average height of upper story. If any story exceeds these heights respectively, the walls of such story and of all the stories below the same, shall be increased four inches in thickness additional to the thickness already mentioned. [G. O. No. 103, Sec. 14. Amended G. O. No. 125.
SEC. 14. Thickness of walls for business buildings. In accordance with the foregoing provisions, all walls for business buildings shall be of the thickness designated in the following table:
SEC. 15. Existing party wall may be used.-Any party wall now existing that shall have been built conformable to the requirements of any law regulating the construction of such walls, and in force at the time of such construction, if sound and in good condition, may be used in the construction of any adjoining building: Provided, however, that no brick work shall be placed on such wall to give additional height to the wall, unless the thickness of such additional wall and the thickness of the old wall in each story shal! at least equal the thickness required for division walls of same height for business buildings as required for division walls. This section shall apply in all cases where it is desired to add additional height to any business building. In case of outside walls of any business building being built against the wall of any old building (not being a party wall), the new wall shall be of the same thickness as required for outside walls in such building. [G. O. No. 103, Sec. 16. Amended G. O. No. 125.
SEC. 16. The term "business building" defined. -The term "business building" shall embrace all buildings used principally for business purposes, thus including, among others, hotels, theaters and office buildings. [G. O. No. 103, Sec. 17. Amended G. O. No. 125.
SEC. 17. The term "wholesale stores" defined. The terms "wholesale stores" or "storehouses" shall embrace all buildings used (or intended to be used) exclusively for purposes of mercantile business or storage of goods. [G. O. No. 103, Sec. 18. Amended G. O. No. 125.
SEC. 18. The "basement story" defined. A basement story of any building is defined as a story whose floor is twelve inches or more below the sidewalk, and whose height does not exceed twelve feet in the clear; all such stories that exceed twelve feet high shall be considered as first stories. [G. O. No. 103, Sec. 19. Amended G. O. No. 125.
SEC. 19. The height of buildings taken from what point. The height of all buildings for the purposes of this ordinance shall be taken from the grade of sidewalk to a point half way from the lowest to highest point of roof. [G. O. No. 103, Sec. 20. Amended G. O. No. 125.
SEC. 20. Red light at obstruction-passway.Any person having the use of any portion of the street or sidewalk for the purpose of erecting or repairing any building, or for any other purpose, shall cause a red light to be placed in a conspicuous place in front of such obstruction from sunset until sunrise each night during the time such obstruction remains. A sidewalk or passage way at least four feet wide. shall be kept in front of any new building, as far as is practicable, making allowance for the proper handling of any material to be used in or about such building. [G. O. No. 103, Sec. 22. Amended G. O. No. 125.
SEC. 21. Penalty. Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this ordinance, where no other penalty is provided, shall be subject to a fine of not less than ten dollars nor exceeding one hundred dollars for each and every offense. [G. O. No. 103, Sec. 24. Amended G. O. No. 125.
SECTION 1. House mover. No person except a licensed house mover shall remove any building within the limits of the city of St. Joseph, without a license therefor from said city, and every such person shall annually, before engaging in such business or occupation, obtain a license therefor from said city, and the charge for such license shall be ten dollars per year. [G. O. No. 441, Sec. 47.
SEC. 2. To give bond.-Every person applying for a license as a house mover shall, at the time such license is issued, enter into bond with the city of St. Joseph, in the sum of five hundred dollars, with two or more good and sufficient securities, residents of said city, conditioned that the licensee will save and indemnify, and keep harmless the city of St. Joseph, from all liabilities, judgments, damages, costs and expenses which may in anywise accrue against said city in consequence of the granting of such license, and the exercise of said calling or business; said bond to be approved by the city comptroller and filed with the city auditor. [G. O. No. 441, Sec. 48.
SEC. 3. Permits required-by whom issued.It shall be the duty of the superintendent of buildings to issue a permit for each building removed to such licensed house mover, on application, to use the streets, avenues and alleys of said city, for the purpose of removing such building; said permit to be issued on the express condition that said streets, avenues and alleys shall not be obstructed more than is absolutely necessary in the prosecution of said work, and that all damages done to public or private property by said licensee, will be paid by him as provided in his bond, and the charge for such permit shall be one dollar. [G. O. No. 441, Sec. 49. [For penalty for violating this Article see Sec. 20, Chap. entitled "licenses."]
SECTION 1. Duty of superintendent to give house numbers. It is hereby made the duty of the superintendent of buildings, upon application from any person within the city limits, to give the correct number for any house or building
located on any lot, the exact location of which is given.
Said officer shall use due care and diligence in the giving of said numbers, but shall not be held responsible for any errors which may occur. [G. O. No. 427, Sec. 1.
SEC. 2. Plan for numbering buildings.- Felix street is the dividing line east and west, and the numbers are called north or south from that street, depending on the location of the building, whether north or south of that street.
First street, commonly known as Main street, is the dividing line north and south, and the numbers are called east or west from that street, depending on whether the building is east or west from that street.
All buildings fronting on the east side of streets running north and south have odd numbers, and all buildings on the west side of such streets have even numbers. All buildings on the north side of streets running east and west have odd numbers, and all buildings on the south side of such streets have even numbers.
Each twenty feet, beginning at the corner of Felix, and any street running north and south, is entitled to a number if the lots are divisible by twenty; if divisible by twenty-five, each twenty-five feet is entitled to a number.
There can be no number less than one hundred, and in starting from Felix street either north or south, on the west side of the streets running north and south, the first twenty feet fronting on the west side of such streets must have the number one hundred and two; the next twenty feet one hundred and four; the next one hundred and six, and so on north and south from Felix.
The same plan must be carried out on the east side of such streets, except that the first twenty feet must have the number one hundred and one, the next one hundred and three, and so on north and south from Felix through the first block north or south of Felix.