ADOPTING ORDINANCE
ORDINANCE NO. 2016-8
   CITY OF BLOOMINGTON
   COUNTY OF HENNEPIN
   STATE OF MINNESOTA
   AN ORDINANCE ENACTING A CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE CITY OF BLOOMINGTON, MINNESOTA, AMENDNG, RESTATING, REVISING, UPDATING, CODIFYING AND COMPILING CERTAIN ORDINANCES OF THE CITY DEALING WITH THE SUBJECTS EMBRACED IN THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR THE VIOLATION OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES
   WHEREAS, Minnesota Statutes Sections 415.02 and 415.021 authorize the City to cause its ordinances to be codified and printed in a book and maintained online,
   NOW THEREFORE the City Council of the City of Bloomington, Minnesota ordains:
Section 1.  That the Bloomington City Code, published by the authority and direction of the City Council, Bloomington Minnesota, dated April 18, 2016, is a codification and revision of the Village Code of Bloomington, dated November 21, 1958, and hereby supersedes said code and subsequent code revisions throughout the years, and is declared to be the official codification of the general ordinances of the City as amended, restated, revised, updated, codified and compiled in book form and electronic form, including penalties for the violations of various provisions thereof, are hereby adopted and shall constitute the “Code of Ordinances of the City of Bloomington.” This Code of Ordinances also adopts by reference certain statutes and administrative rules of the State of Minnesota as named in the Code of Ordinances.
Section 2.  The Code of Ordinances as adopted in Section 1 shall consist of the following titles:
   Part I,   The City Charter
         1.   Name, Boundaries, Powers and General Provisions
         2.   Form of Government
         3.   Procedure of Council
         4.   Nominations and Elections
         5.   Initiative, Referendum, and Recall
         6.   Administration of City Affairs
         7.   Taxation and Finance
         8.   Public Improvements and Special Assessments
         9.   Eminent Domain
         10.   Franchises
         11.   Public Ownership and Operation of Utilities
         12.   Miscellaneous and Transitory Provisions
   Part II,   Code, Chapters 1 through 22
         1.   Interpretation and Enforcement of City Code
         2.   Administration
         3.   Elections
         4.   Taxes
         5.   Public Facilities and Property
         6.   Public Safety
         7.   Emergency Planning and Operations
         8.   Vehicles and Traffic
         9.   Public Health
         10.   Environmental Control
         11.   Water and Wastewater
         12.   Public Peace and Safety
         13.   Alcoholic Beverage Control
         14.   Licenses and Permits
         15.   Buildings and Structures
         16.   Excavation, Environmental Analysis, and Wetlands Pertaining to Land Development
         17.   Streets and Rights-Of-Way
         18.   Trees
         19.   Zoning
         20.   Franchises
         21.   Zoning and Land Development
         22.   Subdivision and Platting
   Index
   Parallel References
Section 3.  All prior ordinances, pertaining to the subjects treated in the Code of Ordinances, shall be deemed repealed from and after the effective date of the ordinance adopting the code, except as they are included and re-ordained in whole or in part in the proposed Code of Ordinances; provided, this repeal shall not affect any offense committed or penalty incurred or any right established prior to the effective date of this ordinance, nor shall this repeal affect the provisions of ordinances levying taxes, appropriating money, annexing or detaching territory, establishing franchises, or granting special rights to certain persons, authorizing public improvements, authorizing the issuance of bonds or borrowing money, authorizing the purchase or sale of real or personal property, granting or accepting easements, plat or dedication of land to public use, vacating or setting the boundaries of streets or other public places; nor shall this repeal affect any other ordinance of a temporary or special nature or pertaining to subjects not contained in or covered by the Code of Ordinances. All fees established in prior ordinances codified in this Code shall remain in effect unless amended in this code or until an ordinance adopting a Fee Schedule is adopted or amended.
Section 4.  This ordinance adopting the Code of Ordinances shall be a sufficient publication of any ordinance included in it and not previously published in the City’s official newspaper. The Clerk of the City shall furnish a copy to the County Law Library or its designated depository. The official copy of this Code of Ordinances shall marked and be kept in the office of the City Clerk and be posted on the City website.
Section 5.  The Code of Ordinances shall be declared to be prima facie evidence of the law of the City of Bloomington and will be received in evidence as provided by Minnesota Statutes by the Courts of the State of Minnesota.
Section 6.  The ordinance adopting the Code of Ordinances and the Code of Ordinances itself shall take effect upon publication of the summary ordinance in the City’s official newspaper.
PASSED THIS DAY BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BLOOMINGTON, MINNESOTA THIS 2nd DAY OF MAY, 2016.
 
 
 
Gene Winstead  /s/
 
 
Mayor
 
 
 
ATTEST:
 
APPROVED:
 
 
 
Denise Dargan  /s/
 
Sandra Johnson  /s/
Secretary to the Council
 
City Attorney