Hotels must have sheets with an extra 3 feet of linen

Alfalfa Bill Murray was a legendary legislator in Oklahoma around the turn of the century who became speaker of the house and governor. He was also a tall fellow, and nothing ticked him off more than going into a hotel and having short sheets on the bed. In 1908 he had a law passed that required all hotels in the Sooner state to have sheets that covered the bed and had three extra feet of linen to cover the head and feet. The so-called “Nine Foot Sheet” stayed on the books for several decades, until after Alfalfa went to his last resting place.

It is illegal to own a stink bomb.

30-371. Prohibition of stink bombs.

(a) No person shall sell or offer for sale, either as an individual or as an officer, member, agent, servant, or employee of any firm, partnership, association, or corporation, nor shall any person possess, within the City limits, a novelty item, commonly sknown as a stink bomb, that when activated gives off a distinct and noxious odor.

(b) Each sale, attempted sale or possession shall constitute a separate offense against the City and, upon conviction thereof, may be chargeable as such.

While it is legal to serve alcohol in a pool hall, all intoxicated persons must leave the premises.

7-69. Minors, intoxicated persons, etc.

(a) No person operating a pool or billiard hall shall permit any intoxicated person to remain in the hall.

(b) If alcoholic beverages are permitted on the premises, no operator of a pool or billiard hall shall permit any person under the age of 18 years to enter the hall unless accompanied by his parent or guardian.

The mayor may not go on strike.

30-56. Strike against City prohibited.

(a) For the purpose of this section the term “strike” shall mean any strike or other concerted stoppage or slowdown of work, failure to report for duty, the willful absence from one’s position, or the abstinence in whole or in part from full, faithful and proper performance of the duties of employment for the purpose of inducing, influencing, or coercing a change in the conditions or compensation, or the rights, privileges or obligations of employment with the City.

(b) No person shall engage in, cause, instigate, aid, or participate in any strike against the City.

(c) No person shall direct, solicit, advise, encourage, or counsel any other person to strike against the City.

(d) Any person convicted of violating any provision hereof shall be guilty of a class “a” offense. Each day’s violation shall constitute a separate offense.

No person may own more than two adult cats.

Section 3-25 Keeping of dogs and cats restricted.

A. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation that owns, leases or controls any premises within the city to maintain on said premises more than a total of two (2) dogs and two (2) cats over the age of six (6) months outside of the primary dwelling unit. This provision shall not apply to agriculturally zoned properties. Any owner having more than the above prescribed number of dogs or cats prior to May 1, 1996 or the first date of residency thereafter within the city and who can verify their ownership by way of rabies certificates may continue with the same animals without penalty.

B. The city shall not regulate the number or type of animals that are maintained within a primary dwelling unit; provided, that all such animals shall have a current rabies vaccination as required in this chapter and be maintained in compliance with sections 3-11 through 3-13. Provided further, it shall be unlawful to maintain any number of animals within a dwelling unit in such a way that the conditions of the dwelling unit constitute a nuisance or health hazard and threat to the occupants or welfare of the animals maintained. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to permit any person to maintain any dangerous animal, whether inside or outside a dwelling unit.

(Ord. No. 3008, 4-26-99)