BE IT ORDAINED by the mayor and city council of the city of Canton, Illinois, an Illinois municipal corporation:
   SECTION 1. From and after the date of passage of this ordinance, the city code of the city of Canton, Illinois, prepared by Sterling Codifiers, Inc. under the direction of the government body of the city, containing all ordinances of a general nature in effect at the time of such codification, shall be accepted in all courts without question as the official code and law of the city as enacted by the mayor and city council.
   SECTION 2. There is hereby adopted, as a method of perpetual codification, the loose-leaf type of binding together with the continuous supplement service provided by Sterling Codifiers, Inc., whereby each newly adopted ordinance of a general and permanent nature amending, altering, adding to or deleting provisions of the official city code is identified by the proper catchline and is inserted in the proper place in each of the official copies. Each such new provision shall become effective upon the passage of the ordinance and the insertion of the proper replacement pages in the copies of the code, three (3) copies of which shall be maintained in the office of the city clerk, certified as to correctness and available, for inspection at any and all times that said office is regularly open.
   SECTION 3. All ordinances of a general nature included in this official city code shall be considered as a continuation of said ordinance provision and the fact that some provisions have been deliberately eliminated by the governing body shall not serve to cause any interruption in the continuous effectiveness of ordinances included in said official city 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franchises, vacating ordinances and annexation ordinances shall continue in full force and effect unless specifically repealed or amended by a provision of the city code. Such ordinances are not intended to be included in the official city code.
   SECTION 4. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to change or amend by additions or deletions, any part or portion of such code, or to insert or delete pages or portions thereof, or to alter or tamper with such code in any manner whatsoever which will cause the law of the city to be misrepresented thereby.
Any person, firm or corporation violating this section shall be punished as provided in section 1-1-5 of the city code of Canton, Illinois.
   SECTION 5. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are, to the extent of such conflict, hereby repealed.
   SECTION 6. This ordinance and the code adopted by the same shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval in accordance with law, as printed and published in book form by order of the mayor and city council.
Passed by the city council of the city of Canton, Illinois and approved by the mayor thereof this 17th day of June, 1975.
         APPROVED: Robert F. Jennings    
ATTEST: Nellie Crawford