ADOPTING ORDINANCE
ORDINANCE NO. 080819B
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HEATH, TEXAS, ADOPTING AND APPROVING THE JULY 2008 PRINTING OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES WHICH REVISES, AMENDS, RESTATES AND CODIFIES THE EXISTING CODE OF ORDINANCES AND CERTAIN ORDINANCES APPROVED SINCE THE SEPTEMBER 2005 PRINTING OF SAID CODE; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
   WHEREAS, the September 2005 printing of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Heath, Texas (hereinafter referred to as the “Code” and the “City”) was adopted by Ordinance No. 051117B, effective November 17, 2005; and
   WHEREAS, The Texas Local Government Code empowers and authorizes the City to revise, amend, restate, codify and compile existing ordinances and all new ordinances not heretofore adopted or published and to incorporate such ordinances onto one ordinance in book form; and
   WHEREAS, the City wishes to once more amend the Code to reflect the most current provisions of the City’s ordinances and to ensure the public peace, health, safety and general welfare of the City and for the proper conduct of its affairs; and
   WHEREAS, the City Council deems it necessary, expedient, and in the best interest of the City to adopt the July 2008 printing of the Code as proposed and submitted by the City Attorney;
   NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HEATH, TEXAS:
   Section 1.   Adopting Update Code.  That the City Council of the City declares that the July 2008 printing of the Code, attached hereto as Exhibit “A”, shall constitute the official Code of Ordinances of the City of Heath up to the date of adoption of this Ordinance, and each official copy of the July 2008 printing thereof shall be accompanied by a certified copy of this Ordinance.
   Section 2.   Incorporation of Premises.  That all the above premises are found and determined to be true and correct and are incorporated into the body of this Ordinance as if copied in their entirety.
   Section 3.   Savings Clause.  All prior ordinances pertaining to the subjects treated in such Code of Ordinances shall be deemed repealed from and after the preordained in whole or in part in such Code provided, such repeal shall not affect any offense committed or penalty incurred or any right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, or shall such repeal affect the provision of ordinances levying taxes, appropriating money, annexing or detaching territory, establishing franchises, or granting special rights to certain person, authorizing public improvement, 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 subject not contained in or covered by the Code.
   Section 4.   Effective Date of Ordinance.  That this Ordinance shall take effect immediately from and after its passage and the publication of the caption hereof as the law and Charter of the City in such cases provides.
Passed and Approved by the City Council of the City of Heath, Texas, this 19th day of August 2008.
   John Ratcliffe  /s/     
   John Ratcliffe, Mayor
   Approved as to form:
   Pete Eckert    /s/             
   Pete Eckert, City Attorney
[Seal]
Attest:
Stephanie Galanides  /s/               
Stephanie Galanides, City Secretary