ADOPTING ORDINANCE
ORDINANCE NO. 574-2012
   AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AND ENACTING A NEW CODE FOR THE VILLAGE OF CERRO GORDO, ILLINOIS; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF CERTAIN ORDINANCES NOT INCLUDED THEREIN; PROVIDING A PENALTY FOR THE VIOLATION THEREOF; PROVIDING FOR THE MANNER OF AMENDING SUCH CODE; AND PROVIDING WHEN SUCH CODE AND THIS ORDINANCE SHALL BECOME EFFECTIVE
   WHEREAS, the village of Cerro Gordo ("village") previously adopted a code of ordinances, titled the "Code Of Ordinances, Village Of Cerro Gordo, Illinois" ("Code Of Ordinances") on August 21, 1995, pursuant to ordinance no. 423; and
   WHEREAS, the code of ordinances has not been formally updated in book format since August 21, 1995; and
   WHEREAS, the Illinois municipal code requires that the village record in a book, the ordinances passed by the corporate authorities of the village, 65 ILCS 5/1-2-5; and
   WHEREAS, it is the intent of this ordinance to replace the previously adopted code of ordinances with a new code of ordinances to be effective on the date of adoption of this ordinance.
   NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the president and board of trustees of the village of Cerro Gordo, Piatt County, state of Illinois, as follows:
   Section 1Recitals Incorporated. The above recitals are incorporated herein as though fully set forth.
   Section 2New Code Adopted. The code entitled "Code Of Ordinances, Village Of Cerro Gordo, Illinois," published by Sterling Codifiers, consisting of titles 1 through 12, each inclusive, is adopted.
   Section 3Ordinances Enacted Before July 16, 2012. All ordinances of a general and permanent nature enacted before July 16, 2012, and not included in the code or recognized and continued in force by reference therein, are repealed.
   Section 4Repeal Of Subsequent Ordinances. The repeal provided for in section 3 hereof shall not be construed to revive any ordinance or part thereof that has been repealed by a subsequent ordinance that is repealed by this ordinance.
   Section 5Penalty Not Provided For In Code. Unless another penalty is expressly provided, every person convicted of a violation of any provision of the code or any ordinance, rule or regulation adopted or issued in pursuance thereof shall be punished by a fine $750.00 and incarceration for a period not exceeding six months. Each act of violation and each day upon which any such violation shall continue or occur shall constitute a separate offense. The penalty provided by this section, unless another penalty is expressly provided, shall apply to the amendment of any code section, whether or not such penalty is reenacted in the amendatory ordinance. In addition to the penalty prescribed above, the village may pursue other remedies such as abatement of nuisances, injunctive relief and revocation of licenses or permits.
   Section 6Additions Or Amendments To The Code. Any and all additions or amendments to the code when passed in such form as to indicate the intention of the village of Cerro Gordo to make the same a part of the code shall be deemed to be incorporated in the code, so that reference to the code includes the additions and amendments.
   Section 7Ordinances Adopted On Or After July 16, 2012. All ordinances adopted on or after July 16, 2012, which amend or refer to ordinances that have been codified in the code shall be construed as if they amend or refer to like provisions of the code.
   Section 8Severability And Repeal Of Inconsistent Ordinances. If any section, paragraph, clause or provision of this ordinance shall be held invalid, the invalidity thereof shall not affect any of the other provisions of this ordinance. All existing ordinances of the village of Cerro Gordo are hereby repealed insofar as they may be inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance.
   Section 9Effective Date. The clerk of the village of Cerro Gordo shall certify to the adoption of this ordinance and shall cause it to be published in pamphlet form and this ordinance shall take effect upon its approval and publication in pamphlet form as so certified.
   PASSED this 16th day of July, 2012
TRUSTEES:
AYE:    
NAY:    
ABSENT:    
TOTALS:  AYE -       NAY -       ABSENT -    
   APPROVED this 16th day of July, 2012
Brad Williams, Village President
ATTEST:
Linda Ash, Village Clerk