ADOPTING ORDINANCES
CITY OF LAWRENCE
COUNTY OF MARION
STATE OF INDIANA
ORDINANCE NO. 31, 2008
AN ORDINANCE ENACTING A CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE CITY OF LAWRENCE, INDIANA, REVISING, AMENDING, RESTATING, CODIFYING AND COMPILING CERTAIN EXISTING GENERAL ORDINANCES AND THE PREVIOUS CODE OF THE CITY OF LAWRENCE DEALING WITH SUBJECTS EMBRACED IN SUCH CODE OF ORDINANCES
WHEREAS, the present general and permanent ordinances and the previous Code of the City of Lawrence are inadequately arranged and classified and are insufficient in form and substance for the complete preservation of the public health, safety and general welfare of the City of Lawrence and for its proper governance and the proper conduct of its affairs; and
WHEREAS, I.C. 36-1-5-3 provides that the legislative body of a city shall codify, revise, rearrange or compile the ordinances of a city into a complete, simplified code excluding formal parts of the ordinances and to incorporate such ordinances into one ordinance in book form; and
WHEREAS, the Common Council of the City of Lawrence has authorized a general compilation, revision and codification of the ordinances of the City of Lawrence of a general and permanent nature and publication of such ordinance and code in book form and electronically; and
WHEREAS, it is necessary to provide for the usual daily operation of the City of Lawrence and for the preservation of the public health, safety and general welfare of the City of Lawrence that this ordinance be adopted and take effect.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAWRENCE as follows:
Section 1.   The general ordinances of the City of Lawrence as adopted, amended, restated, revised, codified and compiled in book form are hereby adopted as and shall constitute the "Code of Ordinances of the City of Lawrence, Indiana."
Section 2.   Such code of ordinances as adopted in Section1 consists of the following titles, articles and chapters:
TITLE 1.  GOVERNMENTAL STRUCTURE AND ADMINISTRATION
Article 1.  Code Creation and General Governmental Provisions
      Chapter 1.   Code Adoption and Interpretation
      Chapter 2.   General Governmental Provisions
      Chapter 3.   Governmental Structure
   Article 2.  Administration
      Chapter 1.   Elected and Appointed Officials
      Chapter 2.   The Common Council
      Chapter 3.   Administrative Agencies
      Chapter 4.   General Regulations of Officers and Employees
      Chapter 5.   Employee Benefits
      Chapter 6.   Employee Conduct and Behavior
      Chapter 7.   Ordinance Violation Bureau
      Chapter 8.   Personal Travel Vehicles
TITLE 2.  PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
   Article 1.  Building Regulations
      Chapter 1.   Building Code
      Chapter 2.   Unsafe Building Code
      Chapter 3.   Wrecking and Special Moving Permits
      Chapter 4.   Listing and Licensing of Contractors
   Article 2.  Access Standards for Driveway Connections to Public Streets and Roads
      Chapter 1.   Introduction and Purpose
      Chapter 2.   Definitions
      Chapter 3.   Application and Use Requirements
      Chapter 4.   Application; Drawings and Information Required
      Chapter 5.   Temporary Permits
      Chapter 6.   Classes of Driveway Entrances
      Chapter 7.   Numbering of Buildings and Display
      Chapter 8.   Industrial and Commercial Traffic Signal Policy
   Appendix.  Drawings
TITLE 3.  PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY
   Article 1.  Public Safety
      Chapter 1.   Board of Public Works and Safety
      Chapter 2.   Police Department
      Chapter 3.   Fire Department
      Chapter 3.5   Fire Merit System
      Chapter 4.   Emergency Medical Service Fees
   Article 2.  Vehicle and Traffic Regulations
      Chapter 1.   Regulation and Control of Vehicular Traffic
      Chapter 2.   Stop, Yield and Preferential Streets
      Chapter 3.   Speed Limits and Regulations
      Chapter 4.   Parking Regulations
      Chapter 5.   Pedestrian and Bicycle Regulations
      Chapter 6.   Commercial Vehicles and Weight Regulations
      Chapter 7.   Vehicular Noise Regulation
      Chapter 8.   Ordinance Violations; Fines; Payment Procedures
   Article 3.  Other Offenses and Nuisances
      Chapter 1.   Animal Regulations
      Chapter 2.   Noise
      Chapter 3.   Weeds and Rank Vegetation
      Chapter 4.   Litter
      Chapter 5.   Abandoned Vehicles
      Chapter 6.   Dangerous Conduct and Other Activities Prohibited
      Chapter 7.   Prohibited Activities On and Uses of Public Property
      Chapter 8.   Private Emergency Alarm Systems
      Chapter 9.   Smoke Detectors
      Chapter 10.   [Reserved]
      Chapter 11.   Nonsmoking Areas
   Article 4.  Fire Prevention
      Chapter 1.   In General
      Chapter 2.   Administration and Enforcement
      Chapter 3.   Emergency Operations
      Chapter 4.   General Requirements for Safety of Buildings
      Chapter 5.   Miscellaneous Provisions
      Chapter 6.   Permits and Certificates of Insurance
      Chapter 7.   Outside Fire Protection
      Chapter 8.   Fire Reporting Systems
      Chapter 9.   Open Burning
      Chapter 10.   Conclusion
TITLE 4.  BUSINESS AND COMMERCE
   Article 1.  General Business Provisions
      Chapter 1.   Permits; Generally
      Chapter 2.   Peddlers
      Chapter 3.   Pawnshops and Secondhand Dealers
      Chapter 4.   Auctions and Special Sales
   Article 2.  Specific Business Regulations
      Chapter 1.   Social Clubs and Skating Rinks
      Chapter 2.   Concert Halls and Theaters
      Chapter 3.   Taxicabs
      Chapter 4.   Amusement Devices
      Chapter 5.   Massage Parlors and Bathhouses
      Chapter 6.   Adult Bookstores and Sexually Themed Businesses
      Chapter 7.   Cable Operator Regulation
      Chapter 8.   Hotels, Motels and Places of Public Lodging
      Chapter 9.   Child Care Facilities
TITLE 5.  PUBLIC WORKS AND FACILITIES
   Article 1.  Sewer Utilities
      Chapter 1.   General
      Chapter 2.   Building Sewers
      Chapter 3.   Industrial Discharge Permits
      Chapter 4.   Rates, Charges and Billing
      Chapter 5.   Private Disposal Facilities
      Chapter 6.   Sanitary Sewer Construction Permits
   Article 2.  Public Ways and Waste Disposal
      Chapter 1.   Streets, Sidewalks and Alleys; General Provisions
      Chapter 2.   Street and Sidewalk Construction
      Chapter 3.   Garbage and Trash Collection
      Chapter 4.   Solid Waste Disposal Facilities
      Chapter 5.   Sanitary Sewer Construction
      Chapter 6.   Storm Water Management and Sediment Control
      Chapter 7.   Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
   Article 3.  Water Utilities
      Chapter 1.   Fees and Charges
TITLE 6.  PARKS AND RECREATION
   Article 1.  Departmental Organization and Program Policy
      Chapter 1.   Board of Parks and Recreation
      Chapter 2.   Programming Policies
TABLE OF SPECIAL ORDINANCES
   Table
      I.   Appropriations; Tax Rates
      II.   Bonds
      III.   Agreements and Contracts
      IV.   Salaries
      V.   Funds
PARALLEL REFERENCES
      References to Indiana 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, 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, 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, plats 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 4.   Such code shall be deemed published as of the date of its adoption by the Common Council and approval by the Mayor, and the City Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to file and maintain a copy of such code of ordinances in the Office of the Clerk and provide in all respects for its publication in book form and electronically as deemed appropriate and according to law.
Section 5.   Such code shall be in full force and effect as provided herein, and such code shall be presumptive evidence in all courts and as public record in all places, and all provisions, sections, penalties and regulations therein contained shall be effective on and following the date of passage upon this ordinance being adopted, signed and approved as provided by law.
Adopted this 1st day of December, 2008
Attest:                                                                                                               
   Kathleen A. Walton,      Presiding Officer
   City Clerk
Presented by me to the Mayor of the City of Lawrence, Indiana this        day of                  , 200    .
                                                                             
                  Kathleen A. Walton, City Clerk
Presented to me and signed this        day of                  , 200    .
                                                                             
                  Paul Ricketts, Mayor