ADOPTING ORDINANCE
 
   AN ORDINANCE TO ADOPT THE 1992 CODIFIED ORDINANCES; TO ADOPT NEW MATTER; TO REPEAL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT THEREWITH; AND TO DIRECT THAT THE STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CODIFICATION OF ORDINANCES BE COMPLIED WITH.
   WHEREAS, the Council of the City of Martinsburg, West Virginia has deemed it necessary to recodify the City ordinances of a permanent and general nature;
   WHEREAS, it has heretofore entered into a contract with Walter H. Drane Company to prepare and publish such codification;
   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of such ordinances, together with the new matter to be adopted, the matters to be amended and those to be repealed are before the Council;
   BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA:
   SECTION I:  The ordinances of the City of Martinsburg, 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 Martinsburg, West Virginia, 1992.
   SECTION II:  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)   Through authentication of this Ordinance the Mayor shall certify the 1992 Martinsburg Codified Ordinances which shall be filed as a permanent record in the office of the City Recorder.
   SECTION III:  The provisions of this Ordinance, including all provisions of the Codified Ordinances, shall be in full force and effect as provided by law.  All ordinances and resolutions or parts thereof enacted prior to April 1, 1992, which are inconsistent with any provision  of the Codified Ordinances, are hereby repealed as of the effective date of this Ordinance except as follows: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 any 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 codification.
   (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 April 1, 1992.
   SECTION IV:  This ordinance shall become effective from and after its date of passage.
The first reading of this Ordinance by City Council was the                       day of                             , 1992.
The second reading and approval of this Ordinance to adopt the new Codified Ordinances:                  day of                           , 1992.
                                  Mayor
                                  Recorder
CONTENTS
Preliminary Unit
CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA
      CHARTER
      PART ONE -       Administrative Code
      PART THREE -    Traffic Code
      PART FIVE -    General Offenses Code
      PART SEVEN -    Business and Taxation Code
      PART NINE -    Streets, Utilities and Public Services Code
      PART ELEVEN -    Health and Sanitation Code
      PART THIRTEEN - Planning and Zoning Code
      PART FIFTEEN -    Fire Prevention Code
      PART SEVENTEEN - Building and Housing Code