ADOPTING ORDINANCE
ORDINANCE NO. 782
   AN ORDINANCE ENACTING A CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE CITY OF ETOWAH, TENNESSEE REVISING, AMENDING, RESTATING, CODIFYING AND COMPILING THE EXISTING MUNICIPAL CODE AND GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF ETOWAH.
WHEREAS, the present general and permanent ordinances of the City of Etowah, Tennessee 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 City of Etowah, Tennessee is a home rule municipality pursuant to Article XI, Section 9, of the Constitution of the State of Tennessee and is therefore empowered 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 City Commission of the City of Etowah, Tennessee has authorized a general compilation, revision and codification of the ordinances of the City 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 the City and for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, safety and general welfare of the municipality that this ordinance take effect immediately upon passage.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF ETOWAH
Section 1.    The general ordinances of the City of Etowah, Tennessee as revised, amended, restated, codified, and complied in book form are hereby adopted as and shall constitute the “Code of Ordinances of the City of Etowah.”
Section 2.   Such Code of Ordinances as adopted in Section 1 shall consist of the following Titles:
   CHARTER
   TITLE I: GENERAL PROVISIONS
   10.   Rules of Construction; General Penalty
   TITLE III: ADMINISTRATION
   30.   City Commission
   31.   Organizations
   32.   Municipal Court
   33.   Inmate Labor
   34.   Finance and Taxation
   35.   Personnel
   36.   Administrative Hearing Officer
   TITLE V: PUBLIC WORKS
   50.   Refuse and Trash
   51.   Sewers
   52.   Water
   TITLE VII: TRAFFIC CODE
   70.   General Provisions
   71.   Traffic Regulations
   72.   Parking Rules
   73.   Recreational Vehicles
   TITLE IX: GENERAL REGULATIONS
   90.   Animals
   91.   Health and Sanitation; Nuisances
   92.   Junk and Junk Vehicles
   TITLE XI: BUSINESS REGULATIONS
   110.   General Provisions
   111.   Permits and Solicitations
   112.   Taxicabs
   113.   Amusements
   114.   Personal Property Sales
   115.   Alcohol
   TITLE XIII: GENERAL OFFENSES
   130.   General Offenses
   TITLE XV: LAND USAGE
   150.   Building Regulations; Construction
   151.   Streets and Roadways
   152.   Mobile and Manufactured Homes
   153.   Floods
   154.   Zoning
   TABLE OF SPECIAL ORDINANCES
   I.   Franchises and Agreements
   II.   Annexations and Deannexations
   III.   Closings and Vacations
   IV:   Zonings and Rezonings
   V.   Administration
   PARALLEL REFERENCES
   References to Tennessee Code Annotated
   References to 1994 Code
   References to Resolutions
   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 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 franchise, 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 conveyed to the Code.
Section 4.   Such Code shall be deemed published as of the day of its adoption and approval by the City Commission of the City of Etowah and the Recorder of the City of Etowah is hereby authorized and ordered to file a copy of such Code of Ordinances in the Office of the Recorder.
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 shall take effect immediately upon passage.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Commission of the City of Etowah.
DATE ADVERTISED in The Daily Post-Athenian : September 14, 2015.
Passed on 1st reading: August 24, 2015
Passed on 2nd reading: September 28, 2015
This the   7th  day of   October  , 2015
                                       E. Burke Garwood /s/                       
                                       E. BURKE GARWOOD, III, Mayor
ATTEST:
Rebecca Penney /s/                   
Rebecca Penney, City Recorder
 
APPROVED AS TO FORM:
Russell J. Blair /s/                   
Russell J. Blair, City Attorney
E. BURKE GARWOOD, III, Mayor