ADOPTING ORDINANCE
AN ORDINANCE ENACTING A CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE TOWN OF ELKIN, NORTH CAROLINA, REVISING, AMENDING, RESTATING, CODIFYING AND COMPILING CERTAIN EXISTING GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE TOWN OF ELKIN DEALING WITH SUBJECTS EMBRACED IN SUCH CODE OF ORDINANCES
WHEREAS, the present general and permanent ordinances of the Town of Elkin are currently not arranged and classified in an easily accessed format; and
WHEREAS, the Acts of the Legislature of the State of North Carolina empower and authorize the Town of Elkin 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 the Town of Elkin has authorized a general compilation, revision and codification of the ordinances of the Town of Elkin of a general and permanent nature and publication of such ordinance in book form; and
WHEREAS, it is necessary that this ordinance take effect at an early date.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE TOWN OF ELKIN OF NORTH CAROLINA:
Section 1. The general ordinances of the Town of Elkin as revised, amended, restated, codified, and compiled in book form are hereby adopted as and shall constitute the "Code of Ordinances of the Town of Elkin, North Carolina."
Section 2. Such Code of Ordinances as adopted in Section 1 shall consist of the following Titles:
   CHARTER
Chapter
   TITLE I:  GENERAL PROVISIONS
10.   Rules of Construction; General Penalty
   TITLE III: ADMINISTRATION
30.   Board of Commissioners
31.   Town Officials
32.   Town Organizations and Departments
33.   Emergency Management
34.   Purchasing
35.   Finances and Taxation
   TITLE V: PUBLIC WORKS
50.   General Regulations
51.   Garbage Collection
52.   Water Regulations
   TITLE VII: TRAFFIC CODE
70.   General Traffic Regulations
71.   Operation of Vehicles
72.   Stopping, Standing and Parking
73.   Traffic Schedules
74.   Parking Schedules
   TITLE IX: GENERAL REGULATIONS
90.   Recreation and Park Facilities
91.   Abandoned, Junked and Hazardous Motor Vehicles
92.   Airport Operations; Standards
93.   Fire Protection and Prevention
94.   Animals
95.   Nuisances, Sanitation and Environment
96.   Streets and Sidewalks
97.   Cemeteries
98.   Alarm Systems
99.   Public Library
   TITLE XI: BUSINESS REGULATIONS
110.   Business Licensing
111.   Begging, Soliciting and Transient Merchants
112.   Residential Sales
113.   Cable Television Services
   TITLE XIII: GENERAL OFFENSES
130.   General Offenses
   TITLE XV: LAND USAGE
150.   Building Codes
151.   Flood Damage Protection
152.   Subdivisions
153.   Zoning
   TABLE OF SPECIAL ORDINANCES
   (Reserved)
   PARALLEL REFERENCES
References to North Carolina General Statutes
References to 1940 Code
References to Resolutions
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 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 Town of Elkin 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 will aid in the preservation of the peace, health, safety and general welfare of the people of the Town of Elkin, and shall take effect at the earliest date provided by law.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Board of Commissioners of the Town of Elkin on this fifth day of August, 2013.
Lestine H. Hutchens /s/     
Lestine H. Hutchens, Mayor
ATTEST:
Catherine C. Tilley /s/ 
Catherine C. Tilley, Town Clerk