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AN ORDINANCE TO APPROVE THE 2012 CODIFIED ORDINANCES; TO ADOPT NEW MATTER; AND TO AMEND AND REPEAL CERTAIN OBSOLETE AND CONFLICTING LEGISLATIVE PROVISIONS.
WHEREAS, a determination has been made that the ordinances of the City of a permanent and general nature should be recodified, and
WHEREAS, Council has heretofore entered into a contract with the Walter H. Drane Company to prepare and publish such recodification, and
WHEREAS, the recodification of such ordinances, together with the new matter to be adopted, the matters to be amended and those to be repealed are before Council,
NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LEWISBURG, WEST VIRGINIA, that
Section 1. The ordinances of Lewisburg, West Virginia, of a general and permanent nature, as revised, codified, rearranged and consolidated into component codes, chapters, articles and sections are hereby approved, adopted and enacted as the Codified Ordinances of Lewisburg, West Virginia, 2012.
Section 2. Pursuant to West Virginia Code 8-11-4(b):
(a) Notice of the proposed adoption of the Codified Ordinances shall be given by publication as provided in West Virginia Code 8-11-4(a)(2);
(b) One book-form copy of the Codified Ordinances shall be certified as correct by the Mayor and filed as a permanent record in the office of the City Recorder.
Section 3. The provisions of this Ordinance, including all provisions of the Codified Ordinances, shall be in full force and effect at the earliest time permitted by law. All ordinances or parts thereof enacted to February 7, 2012, which are inconsistent with any provision of the Codified Ordinances, are hereby repealed as of the effective date of this Ordinance except as follows:
(a) The enactment of the Codified Ordinances shall not be construed to affect a right or liability accrued or incurred under any legislative provisions prior to the effective date of such enactment, or an action or proceeding for the enforcement of such right or liability. Such enactment shall not be construed to relieve any person from punishment for an act committed in the violation of any such legislative provisions, nor to affect an indictment or prosecution therefor. For such purposes, any such legislative provisions shall continue in full force notwithstanding its repeal for the purpose of revision and recodification.
(b) The repeal provided above shall not affect:
(1) The grant or creation of a franchise, license, right, easement or privilege.
(2) The purchase, sale, lease or transfer of property.
(3) The appropriation or expenditure of money or promise or guarantee of payment.
(4) The assumption of any contract or obligation.
(5) The issuance and delivery of any bonds, obligations or other instruments of indebtedness.
(6) The levy or imposition of taxes, assessments or charges.
(7) The establishment, naming, vacating or grade level of any street or public way.
(8) The dedication of property or plat approval.
(9) The annexation or detachment of territory.
(10) Any legislation enacted subsequent to February 7, 2012.
Section 4. Each section of the Codified Ordinances without an ordinance or resolution history at the end thereof indicates that the section contains new material which is hereby enacted by this adopting ordinance.
Section 5. Through authentication and approval of this Ordinance the Mayor shall certify that the permanent and general ordinances of the City as codified therein are correctly set forth and constitute the Codified Ordinances of Lewisburg, West Virginia, 2012.
APPROVED AS TO FORM: /s/
CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF LEWISBURG, WEST VIRGINIA