ADOPTING ORDINANCES
ORDINANCE NO. 2011-6
AN ORDINANCE ENACTING A CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR DAVIESS COUNTY, INDIANA, REVISING, AMENDING, RESTATING, CODIFYING AND COMPILING CERTAIN EXISTING GENERAL ORDINANCES OF DAVIESS COUNTY DEALING WITH SUBJECTS EMBRACED IN SUCH CODE OF ORDINANCES, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
WHEREAS, the present general and permanent ordinances of Davies County, Indiana are inadequately arranged and classified and are insufficient in form and substance for the complete preservation of the public peace, health, safety and general welfare of the county and for the proper conduct of its affairs; and
WHEREAS, the Acts of the Legislature of the State of Indiana empower and authorize Daviess County to revise, amend, restate, codify and compile any existing ordinances and all new ordinances not heretofore adopted or published and to incorporate such ordinances into one ordinance in book form; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of Daviess County has authorized a general compilation, revision and codification of the ordinances of Daviess County of a general and permanent nature and publication of such ordinance in book form; and
WHEREAS, it is necessary to provide for the usual daily operation of Daviess County and for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, safety and general welfare of Daviess County that this ordinance take effect at an early date.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF DAVIESS COUNTY, INDIANA:
Section 1.   The general ordinances of Daviess County, Indiana, as revised, amended, restated, codified, and compiled in book form are hereby adopted as and shall constitute the “Code of Ordinances of Daviess County, Indiana.”
Section 2.   Such Code of Ordinances as adopted in Section 1 shall consist of the following Titles:
      TITLE I:  GENERAL PROVISIONS
         10.   General Code Construction; General Penalty
      TITLE III:  ADMINISTRATION
         30.   General Provisions
         31.   County Employees
         32.   Policies and Procedures
         33.   Tax and Finance
         34.   Fee Collection
            Appendix A: Fee Schedule
         35.   County Organizations
         36.   Emergency Management
         37.   Specific Funds and Revenues
      TITLE V:  PUBLIC WORKS
         50.   Solid Waste
         51.   Landfill Provisions
         52.   Private Sewage Disposal Systems
      TITLE VII:  TRAFFIC CODE
         70.   General Provisions
         71.   Horse-Drawn Vehicle/Buggy Regulations
         72.   Traffic Schedules
      TITLE IX:  GENERAL REGULATIONS
         90.   Parks and Recreation
         91.   Streets and Sidewalks
         92.   Public Nuisances
         93.   Fire Prevention and Protection
         94.   Fair Housing
      TITLE XI:  BUSINESS REGULATIONS
         110.   Nonpermanent Commercial Concerns
         111.   Sexually Oriented Businesses
         112.   Junkyard Control
         113.   Food Establishments/Bed and Breakfast Establishments
         114.   Installer Certification for On-Site Sewage Disposal Systems
         115.   Tattoo/Body-Piercing Businesses
      TITLE XIII:  GENERAL OFFENSES
         130.   Offenses Against Property
         131.   Offenses Against Persons and Morals
      TITLE XV:  LAND USAGE
         150.   Subdivision Roadways
         151.   Address Numbering
         152.   Flood Hazard Areas
         153.   Plan Commission
      TABLE OF SPECIAL ORDINANCES
         I.   Agreements and the Like
         II.   Streets, Sidewalks and Public Ways
         III.   Franchises
         PARALLEL REFERENCES
            References to Indiana Code
            References to Ordinances
         INDEX
Section 3.   All prior ordinances pertaining to the subjects treated in such Code of Ordinances shall be deemed repealed from and after the effective date of this ordinance except as they are included and reordained in whole or in part in such Code; provided, such repeal shall not affect any offense committed or penalty incurred or any right established prior to the effective date of this ordinance, nor shall such 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 of money, authorizing the purchase or sale of real estate 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 such repeal affect any other ordinance of a temporary or special nature or pertaining to subjects not contained in or covered by the Code.
Section 4.   Such Code shall be deemed published as of the day of its adoption and approval by the Board of Commissioners and the Clerk of the Daviess Circuit Court is hereby authorized and ordered to file a copy of such Code of Ordinances in the Office of the Clerk.
Section 5.   Such Code shall be in full force and effect as provided in Section 6, and such Code shall be presumptive evidence in all courts and places of the ordinance and all provisions, sections, penalties and regulations therein contained and of the date of passage, and that the same is properly signed, attested, recorded, and approved and that any public hearings and notices thereof as required by law have been given.
Section 6.   This ordinance is declared to be an emergency measure necessary or the immediate preservation of the peace, health, safety and general welfare of the people of Daviess County, and shall take effect at the earliest date provided by law.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Board of Commissioners of Daviess County, Indiana, on this 12th day of September, 2011.
                                       BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
                                       Anthony D. Wichman /s/                                                                   Anthony D. Wichman
                                       Michael Taylor /s/                                   
                                       Michael Taylor
                                       Larry G. Wilson  /s/                                 
                                       Larry G. Wilson
ATTEST:
Gail Doades  /s/       
Gail Doades, Auditor