ADOPTING ORDINANCES
COUNCIL ORDINANCE NO.  CC-2014-04
COMMISSIONER ORDINANCE NO. 2014-145
      AN ORDINANCE ENACTING A CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE COUNTY OF ELKHART, INDIANA, CODIFYING, REVISING, REARRANGING, AND COMPILING CERTAIN OF ITS EXISTING GENERAL ORDINANCES, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS AND DEALING WITH SUBJECTS EMBRACED IN SUCH CODE OF ORDINANCES
   WHEREAS, Indiana Code 36-1-5-3 requires the legislative body of a unit to codify, revise, rearrange, or compile the ordinances of the unit into a complete, simplified code excluding formal parts of the ordinances;
   WHEREAS, The Board of Commissioners of the County of Elkhart, Indiana, and The Elkhart County Council (hereinafter collectively "Elkhart County") have authorized a general codification, revision, rearrangement, and compilation of the ordinances of Elkhart County of a general and permanent nature, along with certain orders and resolutions of a general and permanent nature, and have authorized publication of the same as a complete, simplified code in book and electronic form;
   NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, ORDERED AND ESTABLISHED by Elkhart County that:
   1.   The general ordinances, orders, and resolutions of Elkhart County as codified, revised, rearranged, and compiled in book form are hereby adopted as and constitute the "Elkhart County, Indiana, Code of Ordinances" which may also be referred to by the shorter title of the "Elkhart County Code." Two copies of the Elkhart County Code will be on file in the office of the Elkhart County Auditor for public inspection. The Elkhart County Code may also be made available electronically, including online.
   2.   The Elkhart County Code as adopted herein consists of the following titles:
         Title I      General Provisions
         Title III      Administration
         Title V      Public Works
         Title VII   Traffic Code
         Title IX      General Regulations
         Title XI      Business Regulations
         Title XIII   General Offenses
         Title XV   Land Usage
   3.    All prior ordinances, orders, and resolutions of a general and permanent nature pertaining to the subjects contained in or covered by the Elkhart County Code are deemed repealed from and after the
effective date of this Ordinance except as they are included and reordained in whole or in part in the Elkhart County Code, and except that:
      a.   this repeal does not affect any offense committed, penalty incurred, or right established prior to the effective date of this Ordinance;
      b.   this repeal does not affect the provisions of ordinances, orders, or resolutions levying taxes; appropriating money; approving budgets; creating funds; annexing or disannexing territory; establishing precincts; establishing franchises, licenses, or leases, or granting special rights to certain persons; authorizing public improvements; authorizing the issuance of bonds or borrowing of money; authorizing tax sales and the purchase or sale of real or personal property; granting or accepting easements; platting or dedicating land to public use; or vacating or setting the boundaries of streets or other public places;
      c.   this repeal does not affect any ordinance, order, or resolution of a temporary or special nature; and
      d.   this repeal does not affect any ordinance, order, or resolution pertaining to subjects not contained in or covered by the Elkhart County Code.
   4.   The Elkhart County Code will be filed in the office of the Elkhart County Auditor.
   5.   The Elkhart County Code is in full force and effect, and the Elkhart County Code constitutes presumptive evidence in any and all legal proceedings and places:
      a.   of the provisions of the Elkhart County Code;
      b.   of the date of adoption of the Elkhart County Code;
      c.   that the Elkhart County Code has been properly signed, attested, recorded, and approved; and
      d.   that any public hearings required have been held, with any notices required given.
   ORDAINED AND ADOPTED this 31st day of March 2014.
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE         ELKHART COUNTY COUNCIL,
COUNTY OF ELKHART, INDIANA            STATE OF INDIANA
By      Terry Rodino /s/                           By  John K. Letherman  /s/
Terry Rodino, President                     John K. Letherman
By      Mike Yoder /s/                             By    Absent                     
Mike Yoder, Vice President                  Thomas W. Stump
By    Frank Lucchese /s/                       By  David M. Ashe /s/       
Frank Lucchese, Member                     David M. Ashe
                                    By  David E. Foutz /s/       
                                    David E. Foutz
                                    By  Randall D. Yohn /s/     
                                    Randall D. Yohn
                                    By  Darryl J. Riegsecker /s/ 
                                    Darryl J. Riegsecker
                                    By  David L. Hess /s/         
                                    David L. Hess
ATTEST:
Pauline E. Graff  /s/   
Pauline E. Graff
Elkhart County Auditor