ADOPTING ORDINANCE
ORDINANCE NO. 1806
ENACTING AS AN ORDINANCE, A CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE CITY OF FREEPORT 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 City of Freeport are incomplete and inadequate and the manner of arrangement, classification, and indexing thereof is insufficient to meet the immediate needs of the City; and
WHEREAS, the Acts of the State legislature of the State of Texas empower and authorize the City Legislative Body of this City 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 City of Freeport has authorized a general compilation, revision, and codification of the ordinances of the City of a general and permanent nature and publication of such ordinances in book form.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Legislative Body of the City of Freeport that:
Section 1.  The general ordinances of the City of Freeport as herein revised, amended, restated, codified, and compiled in book form are adopted as and shall constitute the “Code of Ordinances of the City of Freeport.”
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
         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  All prior ordinances pertaining to the subjects treated in said Code shall be deemed repealed from and after the effective date of said Code except as they are included and reordained in whole or in part in said Code; provided such repeal shall not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 City Legislative Body and the Clerk of the City of Freeport is hereby authorized and ordered to file a copy of said Code in the Office of the City Clerk.
Section 5.  Said Code shall be in full force and effect from 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 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.
   PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Legislative Body of the City of Freeport this 9th day of September, 1996.
                                    James A. Barnett, Jr.  /s/
ATTEST:                                 Mayor
                                    City of Freeport, Texas
Janice L. Spencer  /s/
City Secretary
City of Freeport, Texas