Ordinance Number 02-17-09-02
An Ordinance Adopting The Code Of Ordinances For The Village Of Lyons, Cook County, Illinois
   Whereas, the village of Lyons, Illinois desired to reorganize and codify the code of ordinances for the village to make it easier for elected officials, employees, businesses, and residents to utilize and understand the village's codified ordinances; and
   Whereas, the village approved a contract (resolution 06-19-07-R1) with Sterling Codifiers to complete the reorganization and codification of the village's code of ordinances and provide bound and electronic versions of the code once the recodification was completed; and
   Whereas, the village has received the new code of ordinances and after reviewing them wants to adopt the recodified code of ordinances (attached hereto as exhibit A) as the official village code for the village of Lyons, Cook County, Illinois.
   Now, Therefore, Be It Ordained by the president and board of trustees of the village of Lyons, Cook County, Illinois, as follows:
   Section 1: From and after February 17, 2009, the village code of the village of Lyons, Cook County, Illinois, as prepared by Sterling Codifiers, Inc. containing the compilation of all ordinances of a general nature together with the changes made to said ordinances (attached hereto and incorporated herein as exhibit A), under the direction of the governing body of the village, shall be accepted in all courts without question as the official code and law of the village as enacted by the president and board of trustees.
   Section 2: There is hereby adopted, as a method of perpetual codification, the loose-leaf type of binding together with the continuous supplement service, provided by Sterling Codifiers, Inc., whereby each newly adopted ordinance of a general and permanent nature amending, altering, adding or deleting provisions of the official village code is identified by the proper catchline and is inserted in the proper place in each of the official copies, one copy of which shall be maintained in the office of the village clerk, certified as to correctness and available for inspection at any and all times that said office is regularly open.
   Section 3: All ordinances of a general nature included in this official village code shall be considered as a continuation of said ordinance provision and the fact that some provisions have been deliberately eliminated by the governing body shall not serve to cause any interruption in the continuous effectiveness of ordinances included in said official village code. All ordinances of a special nature, such as tax levy ordinances, bond ordinances, franchises, vacating ordinances and annexation ordinances shall continue in full force and effect unless specifically repealed or amended by a provision of the village code. Such ordinances are not intended to be included in the official village code.
   Section 4: It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to change or amend by additions or deletions, any part or portion of such code, or to insert or delete pages or portions thereof, or to alter or tamper with such code in any manner whatsoever which will cause the law of the village to be misrepresented thereby.
   Section 5: All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith, are, to the extent of such conflict, hereby repealed.
   Section 6: This ordinance and the code adopted by the same shall be recorded and shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage, approval and publication in pamphlet form as provided by law.
   Passed This 17th day of February, 2009 by a roll call vote of the president and board of trustees:
      Approved this 17th day of February, 2009
      David A. Visk, Village President
Attested and filed this 17th day of February, 2009
Gary D. Benedik, Village Clerk