ADOPTING ORDINANCE
ORDINANCE NO. 2012-14
AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE VILLAGE OF BLOOMINGDALE MUNICIPAL CODE, EXCLUDING TITLE 11 (ZONING REGULATIONS), AS AN EXERCISE OF THE HOME RULE AUTHORITY OF THE VILLAGE OF BLOOMINGDALE, DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS
WHEREAS, the village of Bloomingdale, DuPage County, Illinois (the "village") is a home rule unit of local government, and as such may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs, except as limited by article VII, section 6 of the 1970 Illinois constitution; and
WHEREAS, the village president and board of trustees (the "village board") determined that it is necessary, desirable and in the best interests of the village, to produce a code of ordinances that will allow the general public and those having business with the village, as well as the officers and employees of the village, to have greater ease of access to the laws of the village; and
WHEREAS, the creation of a code of ordinances will promote a more efficient and transparent operation of village government; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to statutory restrictions, title 11 (zoning regulations) of the proposed code of ordinances can only be adopted after a duly noticed public hearing before the plan commission is held and a findings of fact and recommendation is prepared by the plan commission and forwarded to the village president and board of trustees, so will be excluded from the adoption of the balance of the proposed code of ordinances at this time.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the village president and board of trustees of the village of Bloomingdale, DuPage County, Illinois, in the exercise of their home rule authority, as follows:
   Section 1: From and after the date of passage of this ordinance, the village code of the village of Bloomingdale, Illinois (the "village code"), containing the attached compilation of village ordinances is hereby adopted as the ordinances of the village of Bloomingdale, superseding all prior laws and ordinances.
   Section 2: To the extent that any prior ordinances or portions thereof are in conflict with or inconsistent with the code of ordinances, they are hereby repealed, except ordinances passed after 2011-35 that are in conflict with the village code shall take precedence over the village code provisions established by this ordinance.
   Section 3: There is hereby adopted, as a method of perpetual codification, the loose-leaf type of binding together with any and all supplements thereto, either provided in-house or by a contractual service employed by the village, whereby each newly adopted ordinance of a general and permanent nature amending, altering, adding or deleting provisions of the village code is identified by the proper catchline and is inserted in the proper place in each of the official copies, one (1) copy of which shall be maintained in the office of the village clerk, certified as to correctness and available for inspection at any and all times that said office is regularly open.
   Section 4: All ordinances of a general nature included in the village code shall be considered as a continuation of said ordinance provision and the fact that some provisions have been deliberately eliminated by the village board shall not serve to cause any interruption in the continuous effectiveness of ordinances included in the village code. All ordinances of a special nature, such as tax levy ordinances, bond ordinances, franchises, vacating ordinances and annexation ordinances shall continue in full force and effect unless specifically repealed or amended by a provision of the village code. Such ordinances are not intended to be included in the village code.
   Section 5: This ordinance and the village code adopted by the same shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage, approval and publication in pamphlet form as provided by law.
PASSED AND APPROVED this 12th day of March, 2012.
   AYES:    Trustees Czernek, Von Huben, Bolen, Gebis, Hovde and King
   NAYS:    None
   ABSENT:    None
         /s/    
           Robert G. Iden, Village President
ATTEST:
/s/      
Irene M. Jones, Village Clerk