ADOPTING ORDINANCE
ORDINANCE 12-24
ENACTING A CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE CITY OF KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA, REVISING, AMENDING, RESTATING, CODIFYING AND COMPILING CERTAIN EXISTING GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF KINGS MOUNTAIN DEALING WITH SUBJECTS EMBRACED IN SUCH CODE OF ORDINANCES
WHEREAS, the present general and permanent ordinances of the political subdivision 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 North Carolina empower and authorize the City of Kings Mountain 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 of the City of Kings Mountain has authorized a general compilation, revision and codification of the ordinances of the City of Kings Mountain of a general permanent nature and publication of such ordinance in book form; and
WHEREAS, it is necessary to provide for the ususal daily operation of the municipality and for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, safety and general welfare of the municipality that this ordinance take effect at an early date.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Kings Mountain, North Carolina:
Section 1.   The general ordinances of the City of Kings Mountain as revised, amended, restated, codified, and complied in book form are hereby adopted as and shall constitute the “Code of Ordinances of the City of Kings Mountain, North Carolina.”
Section 2.   Such Code of Ordinances as adopted in Section 1 shall consist fo the following Titles:
CODE OF ORDINANCES
TABLE OF CONTENTS
      Chapter
TITLE I:  GENERAL PROVISIONS
         10.   Rules of Construction; General Penalty
TITLE III:  ADMINISTRATION
         30.   General Provisions
         31.   Mayor and City Council
         32.   Employees and Organizations
         33.   Personnel Policy
         34.   Finance and Taxation
TITLE V: UTILITIES
         50.   General Provisions
         51.   Electricity Service
         52.   Gas Service
         53.   Water and Sewers
TITLE VII:  TRAFFIC CODE
         70.   General Provisions
         71.   Traffic-Control Devices
         72.   Traffic Regulations
         73.   Stopping and Parking Rules
         74.   Golf Carts
TITLE IX:  GENERAL REGULATIONS
         90.   Streets and Sidewalks
         91.   Parks and Recreation; Lakes and Watercraft
         92.   John H. Moss Reservoir Area
         93.   Fair Housing
         94.   Libraries
         95.   Cemeteries
         96.   Health and Sanitation; Nuisances
         97.   Garbage and Trash; Weeds and Junk
         98.   Fire Protection and Prevention
         99.   Animals
         100.   Signs
         101.   Abandoned, Junked and Nuisance Vehicles
TITLE XI:  BUSINESS REGULATIONS
         110.   Occupational Licenses, Taxes and Regulations
         111.   Community Markets
         112.   Advertising
         113.   Junk Dealers
         114.   Massage Establishments
         115.   Peddlers and Solicitors
         116.   Taxicabs
         117.   Ice Cream Vendors
         118.   Room Occupancy
         119.   Cable Television
         120.   Short-Term Lease, Rental of Vehicles
TITLE XIII:  GENERAL OFFENSES
         130.   General Provisions
         131.   Illegal Drug Use; Paraphernalia
         132.   Parades
         133.   Exhibition Shows
         134.   Picketing
TITLE XV:  LAND USAGE
         150.   Building Regulations; Construction
         151.   Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control
         152.   Housing
         153.   Flood Damage Prevention
         154.   Community Appearance Standards Code
         155.   Historic Landmarks
         156.   Subdivision Regulations
         157.   Zoning Regulations
TABLE OF SPECIAL ORDINANCES
      Table
         I.   Annexations
         II.   Historic Property
         III.   Street Closings
         IV.   Service District
PARALLEL REFERENCES
References to North Carolina General Statutes
References to Prior Code
References to Resolutions
References to Ordinances
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 ot 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 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 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 Legislative Authority and the Clerk of the Political Subdivision is hereby authorized and ordered to file a copy of such Code or 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 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.
Section 6.   This ordinance is declared to be a measure necessary for the immediate 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 Kings Mountain on this 25th day of September, 2012.
                  CITY OF KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA
                  
                  BY:  Edgar O. Murphrey, Jr.  /s/       
                     Edgar O. Murphrey, Jr., Mayor
ATTEST:
  Ann L. Sessom  /s/       
Ann L. Sessom, MMC
City Clerk