ADOPTING ORDINANCE
ORDINANCE NO. 552
ORDINANCE NO. 552 ENACTING THE RESTATEMENT AND REORGANIZATION OF A CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE CITY OF LE SUEUR, MINNESOTA AMENDING, RESTATING, REVISING, UPDATING, CODIFYING AND COMPILING CERTAIN ORDINANCES OF THE CITY DEALING WITH THE SUBJECTS EMBRACED IN THE CODE OF ORDINANCES AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR THE VIOLATION OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES. 
   WHEREAS, Minnesota Statute Section 415.02 and 415.021 authorize the city to cause it ordinances to be codified and printed in a book; and
   WHEREAS, The Common Council has received the proposed Code of Ordinances and believes the restatement and reorganization of the previously adopted Ordinances by the City of Le Sueur is in appropriate form and order.
   NOW THEREFORE, the Common Council in and for the City of Le Sueur does ordain:
SECTION I.    The general ordinances of the city as reorganized, amended, restated, revised, updated, codified and compiled in book form, including penalties for the violation of various provisions thereof, are hereby adopted and shall constitute the "Code of Ordinances of the City of Le Sueur.”  This Code of Ordinances also adopts by reference certain statutes and administrative rules of the State of Minnesota as named in the Code of Ordinances.
SECTION II.     The Code of Ordinances as adopted in Section I shall consist of the following titles:
         1.   Title I.  General Provisions
         2.   Title III. Administration
         3.   Title V. Public Works
         4.   Title VII.  Traffic Code
         5.   Title IX.  General Regulations
         6.   Title XI.  Business Regulations
         7.   Title XIII.  General Offenses
         8.   Title XV.  Land Usage
SECTION III.     The Code of Ordinances restates and reorganizes the ordinances previously adopted by the City of Le Sueur. All prior ordinances pertaining to the ordinances subjects treated in the Code of Ordinances shall be deemed repealed from and after the effective date of this ordinance accepted as they are included and re-ordained in whole or in part in the Code of Ordinances; provided, this repeal shall not affect any offense committed or penalty incurred or any right established prior to the effective date of this ordinance, nor shall this repeal affect the provisions of the 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 this repeal affect any other ordinance of a temporary or special nature or pertaining to subjects not contained in or covered by the Code of Ordinances.  All fees and compensation for officers and employees established in prior ordinances codified in this code shall remain in effect unless amended in this code or until a fee schedule or compensation structure is adopted.
SECTION IV.     This Ordinance adopting the Code of Ordinances shall be sufficient publication of any ordinance including and not previously published in the city's official newspaper.  The Clerk of the city shall cause a substantial quantity of the City Ordinances to be printed for general distribution to the public at actual cost and shall furnish a copy of the Code of Ordinances to the County Law Library or its designated depository.  The official copy of this Code of Ordinances shall be marked and kept in the office of the City Clerk. 
SECTION V.     The Code of Ordinances is declared to be prima facie evidence of the law of the city and shall be received in evidence as provided by Minnesota Statutes by the courts of the State of Minnesota. 
SECTION VI.     This Ordinance adopting the Code of Ordinances, and the Code of Ordinances itself, shall take effect upon publication of this Ordinance in the city's official newspaper. 
   This Ordinance was passed by the Common Council on the 24th day of August, 2015.
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ATTEST:                     Robert Broeder, Mayor
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Monica Muchow, City Clerk
This Ordinance was published in the Le Sueur News Herald on the 2nd day of September, 2015.