ADOPTING ORDINANCE
ORDINANCE NO.  99, SEVENTH SERIES
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF FERGUS FALLS, MINNESOTA, ENACTING A CODE OF ORDINANCE FOR THE CITY OF FERGUS FALLS, MINNESOTA, AMENDING, RESTATING, REVISING, UPDATING, CODIFYING AND COMPILING CERTAIN ORDINANCES OF THE CITY DEALING WITH THE SUBJECTS EMBRACED IN THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR THE VIOLATION OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES.
   WHEREAS, Minnesota Statutes Sections 415.02 and 415.021 authorize the City to cause its ordinances to be codified and printed in a book.
   NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF FERGUS FALLS, MINNESOTA, DOES ORDAIN:
   Section 1.  The general ordinances of the City as amended, restated, revised, updated, codified and compiled in book form, including penalties for the violations of various provisions thereof, are hereby adopted and shall constitute the "Code of Ordinances of the City of Fergus Falls".  This Code of Ordinances also adopts by reference certain statutes and administrative rules of the State of Minnesota as named in the Code of Ordinances.
   Section 2.  The Code of Ordinances as adopted in Section 1 shall consist of the following titles:
      CITY CHARTER
      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  All prior ordinances, pertaining to the subjects treated in the Code of Ordinances, shall be deemed repealed from and after the effective date of this ordinance, except as they are included and re-ordained in whole or in part in the Code of Ordinances; provided, this repeal shall not affect any offense committed or penalty incurred or any right established prior to the effective date of this ordinance, nor shall this repeal affect the provisions of ordinance 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 this repeal affect any other ordinance of a temporary or special nature or pertaining to subjects not contained in or covered by the Code of Ordinances.  All fees established in prior ordinances codified in this Code shall remain in effect unless amended in this code or until an ordinance adopting a fee schedule is adopted or amended.
   Section 4.  This ordinance adopting the Code of Ordinances shall be a sufficient publication of any ordnance included in it and not previously published in the City's official newspaper.  The City Administrator of the City shall cause a substantial quantity of Code of Ordinances to be printed for general distribution to the public at actual cost and shall furnish a copy of the Code of Ordinances to the County Law Library or its designated depository.  The official copy of this Code of Ordnances shall be marked and kept in the office of the City Administrator.
   Section 5.  The Code of Ordinances is declared to be prima facie evidence of the law of the City and shall be received in evidence as provided by Minnesota Statutes by the Courts of the State of Minnesota.
   Section 6.  This ordinance adopting the Code of Ordinances, and the Code of Ordinances itself, shall take effect upon publication of this ordinance in the City's official newspaper.
   Section 7.  Effective date.  The effective date of this ordinance shall be the 10th day of May, 2020.
   THIS ORDINANCE was introduced on the 6th day of April, 2020, and adopted by the City Council of the City of Fergus Falls, Minnesota, on the 20th day of April, 2020, by the following vote:
AYES:  Rufer, Thompson, Arneson, Gustafson, Hicks, Fish, Hagberg, Kvamme
NAYS:  None
ATTEST:      APPROVED:                                       
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City Administrator      Mayor                                                   
Published in the Fergus Falls Daily Journal on April 25, 2020