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AN ORDINANCE ENACTING A CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE CITY OF ELKINS, REVISING, AMENDING, RESTATING, CODIFYING AND COMPILING CERTAIN EXISTING GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA, DEALING WITH SUBJECTS EMBRACED IN SUCH CODE OF ORDINANCES
WHEREAS, the present general and permanent ordinances of the City of Elkins, West Virginia 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 municipality and for the proper conduct of its affairs; and
WHEREAS, the Acts of the Legislature of the State of West Virginia empower and authorize the City of Elkins, West Virginia to revise, amend, restate, codify and compile any existing ordinances into one Ordinance in book form; and
WHEREAS, the Common Council of the City of Elkins, West Virginia has authorized a general compilation, revision, and codification of the ordinances of the City of Elkins of a general and permanent nature and publication of such Ordinances in book form; and
WHEREAS, it is necessary to provide for the usual daily operation of the municipality and for the immediate reservation of the public peace, health, safety and general welfare of the municipality that this ordinance take effect at an early date.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA.
Section 1. The general ordinances of the City of Elkins, West Virginia as revised, amended, restated, codified, and compiled in book form are hereby adopted as and shall constitute the "Code of Ordinances of the City of Elkins, West Virginia".
Section 2. Such Code of Ordinances as adopted in Section 1 Shall consist of the following Titles:
TITLE I: GENERAL PROVISIONS
10. General Provisions
TITLE III: ADMINISTRATION
30. General Provisions
32. City Officers
33. City Organizations
36. Taxation and Finance
37. Municipal Court
TITLE V: PUBLIC WORKS
52. Sewers and Sewage
TITLE VII: TRAFFIC CODE
70. General Provisions
71. Stopping, Standing and Parking
72. Operation of Vehicles
73. Bicycles and Recreational Vehicles
75. Traffic Schedules
76. Parking Schedules
TITLE IX: GENERAL REGULATIONS
92. Fire Prevention
93. Streets, Sidewalks and Public Places
TITLE XI: BUSINESS REGULATIONS
110. Business Licenses, Regulations and Taxes
111. Alcoholic Beverages
112. Solicitors and Canvassers
113. Farmers' Market
114. Sexually Oriented Businesses
TITLE XV: GENERAL OFFENSES
130. General Offenses
TITLE XV: LAND USAGE
151. Flood Damage Preventions
TABLE OF SPECIAL ORDINANCES
VI. Renaming of Streets and Alleys
VII. Property Transactions
References to West Virginia Code
References to 1991 Code
References to Ordinances
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 ordinances 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 of 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 ordinances 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 Common Council of the City of Elkins, West Virginia is hereby authorized and ordered to file a copy of such Code of Ordinances in the Office of the City 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.
If any portion of this Ordinance shall, for any reason, be declared invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity shall not effect the remaining provisions hereof and the Common Council determines that it would have adopted this Ordinance without the invalid provision.
This ordinance shall become effective upon passage.
PASSED AND AROVED ON FIRST READING: 6th day of August, 2020.
PASSED AND APPROVED ON SECOND AND FINAL READING THE 20th day of August, 2020.
CITY OF ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA
Van T. Broughton /s/
Van T. Broughton, Mayor
Jessica R. Sutton /s/
Jessica R. Sutton, City Clerk