ADOPTING ORDINANCE
ORDINANCE NO. 146
   CITY OF LIBERTY LAKE
   SPOKANE COUNTY, WASHINGTON
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LIBERTY LAKE, SPOKANE COUNTY, WASHINGTON, ADOPTING THE MUNICIPAL CODE AS COMPILED, EDITED AND PUBLISHED BY STERLING CODIFIERS, AS THE OFFICIAL CODE OF THE CITY OF LIBERTY LAKE, WASHINGTON.
   WHEREAS, Sterling Codifiers, Inc., has contracted with the city of Liberty Lake, Washington, to prepare the Liberty Lake municipal code, as authorized by RCW 35A.21.130;
   WHEREAS, Sterling Codifiers, Inc., has responsibility to compile, edit, and publish the Liberty Lake municipal code to be kept on file in the office of the city clerk;
   WHEREAS, on February 21, 2006, the Liberty Lake city council following a first reading of this ordinance set a public hearing for March 21, 2006, to receive comments on the codification and compilation of city ordinances incorporated into the Liberty Lake municipal code;
   WHEREAS, a notice of the public hearing has been published in the official newspaper of the city not more than fifteen nor less than ten days prior to the hearing with the notice stating that city ordinances have been codified, a copy of the codification is on file in the office of the city clerk and that on March 21, 2006, in the council chambers at city hall a public hearing would be held for the purpose of receiving comments on the codification of the municipal code;
   WHEREAS, the Liberty Lake city council held a public hearing on March 21, 2006; and
   WHEREAS, the Liberty Lake city council believes the Liberty Lake municipal code to be a correct and accurate codification of the ordinances of the city of Liberty Lake, Washington.
   NOW, THEREFORE, the city council of the city of Liberty Lake, Washington, does ordain as follows:
   Section 1. Code Adopted. The Liberty Lake municipal code, as compiled from the ordinances of the city of Liberty Lake, Washington, is hereby adopted as the official code of the city of Liberty Lake, Washington, all of which is filed in the office of the city clerk
.   Section 2. Reference And Citation. The code shall be known as the "Liberty Lake municipal code". The Liberty Lake municipal code ("LLMC") or any reference therein may be cited as legal authority in any prosecution for the violation of any provision thereof, defense, or in any proceeding at law or equity. It shall be sufficient to designate any ordinance adding to, amending, correcting or repealing all or any part or portion thereof as an addition to, amendment to, correction of, or repeal of the Liberty Lake municipal code. Further reference may be had to the titles, chapters, sections and subsections of the Liberty Lake municipal code and such reference shall apply to that numbered title, chapter, section or subsection as it appears in that code.
   Section 3. Reference Applies To Amendments. Whenever a reference is made to the Liberty Lake municipal code or to any portion thereof, or to any ordinance of the city of Liberty Lake, Washington, that reference shall apply to all amendments, corrections and additions heretofore now or thereafter made.
   Section 4. Codification Authority. This code consists of all of the regulatory and penal ordinances and certain of the administrative ordinances codified pursuant to RCW 35A.21.130.
   Section 5. Titles, Chapters And Sections. The LLMC shall, initially, consist of ten titles with related chapters and sections as set forth on the attached exhibit "A" entitled "Table Of Contents". The city council through legislative action may add to, delete or modify the LLMC according to council rules and state law, RCW 35.21.560.
   Section 6. Severability. If any section, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance shall be held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity or unconstitutionality shall not affect the validity or constitutionality of any other section, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance.
   Section 7. Effective Date. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect five (5) days after publication of this ordinance or a summary thereof in the official newspaper of the city.
   PASSED by the city council this 21st day of March, 2006.
                                        
   Mayor, Steve Peterson
ATTEST:
                                       
City Clerk/Treasurer, Arlene Fisher
Approved as to Form:
                                       
City Attorney, Stanley Schwartz
Date of Publication:                        
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