ADOPTING ORDINANCE
2015-14
   AN ORDINANCE ENACTING A CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE CITY OF LAKE FOREST, ILLINOIS, REVISING, AMENDING, RESTATING, CODIFYING AND COMPILING CERTAIN EXISTING GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY
   WHEREAS, the present general and permanent ordinances of The City of Lake Forest (the “City”) are set forth in “The City Code of Lake Forest, 1971,” which code has been amended from time-to-time (the “1971 Code”); and
   WHEREAS, the City would benefit from a more modern and user friendly arrangement and form of the 1971 Code; and
   WHEREAS, in addition, the 1971 Code substantively has become outdated, as various ordinances as adopted by the City Council have not been fully or correctly incorporated into the 1971 Code; and
   WHEREAS, in order to better serve, promote, and preserve the public peace, health, safety and general welfare of the City and advance the proper conduct of its affairs, the City Council, pursuant to its home rule authority, has determined that it is desirable and appropriate 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 corporate authorities of the City have authorized a general compilation, revision and codification of the ordinances of the Political Subdivision of a general and permanent nature and publication of such ordinance in book form; and
   WHEREAS, it is necessary to provide for the usual daily operation of the City and for the preservation of the public peace, health, safety and general welfare of the City to update the 1971 Code with a new compilation of the City ordinances to be known as the “Code of Ordinances of the City of Lake Forest, Illinois”;
   NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAKE FOREST, COUNTY OF LAKE, STATE OF ILLINOIS, as follows:
   SECTION ONERecitals. The foregoing recitals are hereby incorporated into and made a part of this Ordinance.
   SECTION TWO Adoption of New Code. The general ordinances of the City as revised, amended, restated, codified, and compiled in book form are hereby adopted as and shall constitute the “Code of Ordinances of the City of Lake Forest, Illinois,” which shall consist of the following Titles, and may hereafter be referred to as the “Lake Forest City Code”:
      City of Lake Forest, Illinois Code of Ordinances
      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 Use and Development
      PARALLEL REFERENCES
      TABLE OF SPECIAL ORDINANCES
   SECTION THREESupersedence. The Code of Ordinances of the City of Lake Forest, Illinois as approved in Section Two of this Ordinance shall supersede the 1971 Code, and 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 re-ordained 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, 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 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 subjects not contained in or covered by the Code.
   SECTION FOURSavings Clause. Notwithstanding Section Three of this Ordinance, to the extent that the City finds or determines that the Code of Ordinances of the City of Lake Forest, Illinois inadvertently omitted or erroneously incorporated the terms of specific ordinances adopted by the City Council, the City Council may re-adopt any such ordinance inadvertently omitted or erroneously incorporated, and upon such re-adoption the specific ordinance as originally approved will relate back to its original adoption.
   SECTION FIVEEffective Date. The Code of Ordinances of the City of Lake Forest, Illinois shall be in full force and effect upon the passage, approval, and publication in pamphlet form of this Ordinance, after which time the City Clerk shall cause the Code of Ordinances of the City of Lake Forest, Illinois in its entirety to be made available to the public through the City website and other means.
PASSED this 20th day of January, 2015.
AYES: Alderman Waldeck, Beidler, Pandaleon, Tack, Reisenberg, Adelman and Moreno
NAYS: 0
ABSENT: Alderman Moore
ABSTAIN: 0
APPROVED this 20th day of January, 2015.
                           Donald Schoenheider      /s/     
                           Mayor
ATTEST:
Margaret Boyer    /s/                       
Deputy City Clerk