ADOPTING ORDINANCE
Ord. 2018-03   1
   ADOPTION OF CODE
AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING A CODIFICATION OF THE ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF LAUREL PARK, NORTH CAROLINA, ENTITLED, “THE CODE OF LAUREL PARK, NORTH CAROLINA.”
   WHEREAS, the Town is required to maintain a true copy of each ordinance adopted by the Town Council, and may elect to adopt and issue a code of its ordinance in any method that gives legible and permanent copies (NCGS § 160A-77 and 160A-78);
   NOW BE IT ORDAINED by the Town Council of the Town of Laurel Park, North Carolina:
   Section 1. There is hereby adopted by the town council that certain Code entitled, “The Code of Laurel Park, North Carolina,” containing certain ordinances of a general and permanent nature as compiled, consolidated, codified and indexed in Chapters 10 to 152, both inclusive, of which Code is now filed in the office of the Town Clerk, the index of which is attached to this ordinance.
   Section 2. The provisions of such Code shall be in force on and after November 20, 2018 and all ordinances of a general and permanent nature heretofore adopted on final reading and passed by the town council of the Town of Laurel Park, North Carolina, and which are not contained in such Code are hereby repealed from and after November 20, 2018, except as hereinafter provided.
   Section 3. The repeal provided for in the preceding section of this ordinance shall not affect any offense or act committed or done or any penalty or for forfeiture incurred or any contract or right established or accruing before November 20, 2018; nor shall such repeal affect any ordinance or resolution promising or guaranteeing the payment of money for the Town or any evidence of the town’s indebtedness or any contract or obligation assumed by the Town; nor shall it affect any annual tax levy; nor shall it affect any right or franchise conferred by ordinance or resolution of the Town on any person or corporation; nor shall it affect any ordinance adopted for purposes which have consummated; nor shall it affect any ordinance which is of limited interest or transitory nature; nor shall it affect any ordinance naming, renaming, opening, accepting or vacating streets or alleys in the town; nor shall it affect any ordinance relating to zoning; nor shall it affect any ordinance adopting or amending any budget.
   Section 4. Whenever in the Code adopted by this ordinance or in any other ordinance or resolution of the Town or in any rule, regulation or order promulgated by any officer or agency of the town under authority duly vested in him or it, any act is prohibited or is made or declared to be unlawful, or the doing of any act is required or the failure to do any act is declared to be unlawful or an offense or a misdemeanor, and no specific penalty is provided therefore, the violation of any such provision of such Code or any other ordinance or resolution of the Town or such rule, regulation or order shall be punished as stated in Section 10.99 General Penalty of the Code.
   Section 5. It is hereby declared to be the intention of the Town Council that the sections, paragraphs, sentences, clauses, and phrases of this ordinance and the Code hereby adopted are severable, and if any phrase, clause, sentence, paragraph, or section of this ordinance or the code hereby adopted shall be declared unconstitutional or otherwise invalid by the valid judgment or decree of a court of competent jurisdiction, such unconstitutional or invalidity shall not affect any of the remaining phrases, clauses, sentences, paragraphs and sections of this ordinance or the Code hereby adopted.
   Adopted this 20th day of November 2018.
                                                        
                           J. Carey O’Cain
                           Mayor
ATTEST:
                                       
Kimberly B. Hensley, CMC
Town Clerk