ADOPTING ORDINANCE
AN ORDINANCE
ENACTING AS AN ORDINANCE, A CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE TOWN OF FRANKLIN REVISING, AMENDING, RESTATING, CODIFYING AND COMPILING CERTAIN EXISTING GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY DEALING WITH SUBJECTS EMBRACED IN SAID CODE.
WHEREAS, the present general ordinances of the Town of Franklin are incomplete and inadequate and the manner of arrangement, classification and indexing thereof is insufficient to meet the immediate needs of the Town; and
WHEREAS, the Acts of the State Legislature of the State of North Carolina empower and authorize the Legislative Body of this Town to revise, amend, restate, codify and to compile any existing ordinance or ordinances and all new ordinances not heretofore adopted or published and to incorporate said ordinances into one ordinance in book form; and
WHEREAS, the Legislative Body of the Town of Franklin has authorized a general compilation, revision and codification of the ordinances of the Town of a general and permanent nature and publication of such ordinances in book form.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Franklin that:
Section 1.  The general ordinances of the Town of Franklin as herein revised, amended, restated, codified, and complied in book form are adopted as and shall constitute the "Code of Ordinances of the Town of Franklin.”
Section 2 . Said Code as adopted in Section 1 shall consist of the following titles, to-wit:
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
Tables of Special Ordinances
Parallel References
Index
Section 3.  All prior ordinances pertaining to the subjects treated in said Code shall be deemed repealed from and after the effective date of said Code except as they are included and reordained in whole or in part in said Code; provided such repeal shall not affect any offense committed or penalty incurred or any right established prior to the effective date of said Code, 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, naming or vacating or setting the boundaries of streets, alleys or other public places, nor to any other ordinance of a temporary or special nature or pertaining to subjects not contained therein.
Section 4. Said code shall be deemed published as of the day of its adoption and approval by the Town Legislative Body and the Clerk of the Town of Franklin is hereby authorized and ordered to file a copy of said Code in the Office of the Town Clerk.
Section 5. Said Code shall be in full force and effect immediately on the date of its publication and filing thereof in the Office of the Clerk, and said Code shall be presumptive evidence in all courts and places of the ordinances 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.
ADOPTED: This 4th day of May, 1998.
TOWN OF FRANKLIN
                  By: Thomas B. Woodlee /s/ 
                     Mayor
ATTEST:
Janet A. Anderson /s/
Clerk