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AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE CITY OF DES PLAINES CITY CODE
BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois, in the exercise of its home rule powers, as follows:
Section 1: Pursuant to its home rule authority under the provisions of 65 ILCS 5/1-2-3 (2000), the Illinois Constitution, and the Code of Civil Procedures 735 ILCS 5/8-1104 (2000), and from and after the date of passage of this ordinance, the City Code of the City of Des Plaines, Illinois, prepared by Sterling Codifiers, Inc. containing the compilation of all ordinances of a general nature together with the changes made to said ordinances, under the direction of the governing body of the City, shall be admissible in all courts and hearings 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., their successors or assigns, or any other codifier selected by the City, whereby each newly adopted ordinance of a general and permanent nature amending, altering, adding 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, one copy 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franchises, vacating ordinances and annexation ordinances shall continue in full force and effect unless specifically repealed or amended by a provision of the City Code.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: Only the City Council by duly adopted ordinance may add or delete portions of this Code. 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.
Section 5: All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are, to the extent of such conflict, hereby repealed.
Section 6: That this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage, approval and publication in pamphlet form according to law.