ADOPTING ORDINANCES
ORDINANCE NO. 12-0828-41
   AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE UPDATED FAIRFIELD MUNICIPAL CODE
   FOR THE CITY OF FAIRFIELD, WAYNE COUNTY, ILLINOIS
WHEREAS, the present general and permanent ordinance of the City of Fairfield 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 Illinois empower and authorize the City of Fairfield 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 Council has authorized a general compilation, revision and codification of the ordinances of the City of Fairfield of a general and permanent nature and publication of such ordinance in book form.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF FAIRFIELD:
Section 1.   The general ordinance of the City of Fairfield 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 Fairfield, Illinois.”
Section 2.   Such Code of Ordinances as adopted in Section 1 shall consist 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
               Table of Special Ordinances
               Parallel References
               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   All prior ordinances pertaining to the subjects treated in such Code of Ordinances shall be deemed repealed from and after the effective date of this ordinance except as they are included and reordained in whole or in part in such Code; provided, such repeal shall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 issuances 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 City Council and the Clerk of the City of Fairfield 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 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 is declared to be a measure necessary for the preservation of the peace, health, safety and general welfare of the people of this municipality, and shall take effect at the earliest date provided by law.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Fairfield this 28th day of August, 2012.
                                       Wayne M. Borah  /s/                               
                                       Mayor
ATTEST:
Tina Hutchcraft  /s/     
City Clerk
   CERTIFICATE
   I do hereby certify that I am the duly elected, qualified, and acting City Clerk of the City of Fairfield, Illinois, a municipal corporation, that I am keeper of the records and City Seal of said City, and that I am well and truly acquainted with the facts set forth herein.
   I do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of Ordinance No. 12-0828-41 of the City of Fairfield, Wayne County, Illinois adopted and approved on the 28th day of August, 2012.
                                       Tina Hutchcraft  /s/                                 
                                       City Clerk
   CERTIFICATE OF PUBLICATION
   I, the undersigned, City Clerk of the City of Fairfield, Wayne County, Illinois, after first being sworn on oath, do hereby certify that I published this Ordinance, together with the Fairfield Municipal Code adopted hereby, on the 28th day of August, 2012, in pamphlet form by authority of the City Council of the City of Fairfield, Illinois.
                                       Tina Hutchcraft  /s/                                 
                                       City Clerk
STATE OF ILLINOIS   )
                  )
COUNTY OF WAYNE   )
   Subscribed and sworn to before me this 29th day of August , 2012.
      [SEAL]                              L. Denise Elliott  /s/                               
                                       Notary Public