(KMOV) – No more spitting on the ground or floor if you’re in St. Peters. Thursday night, the St. Peters Board of Aldermen voted to ban spitting in city buildings and nearby sidewalks.
The mayor of St. Peters says all it took was to watch a man spit tobacco juice on the sidewalk in front of city hall one time for him to be fed up with disgust.
If you live or work in the city of St. Peters and you’re out in public – no more spitting tobacco juice on the ground.
The St. Peters Police Department says they’ve had trouble with spitting in the past, and they say they even see people spitting who are waiting in line at the courthouse.
The ban only applies to city buildings – you can still spit in trash cans, sinks and toilets.
This ban is the first of its kind in the St. Louis area. As of now, there’s no rule against it in neighboring cities like St. Louis, St. Charles and Clayton.