ADOPTING ORDINANCE
ORDINANCE #749
AN ORDINANCE ENACTING A CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE CITY OF MEDFORD, WISCONSIN AND REVISING, AMENDING, RESTATING, CODIFYING AND COMPILING CERTAIN EXISTING GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MEDFORD DEALING WITH SUBJECTS EMBRACED IN CITY OF MEDFORD CODE OF ORDINANCES
WHEREAS, the present general and permanent ordinances of the City of Medford are inadequately arranged and classified and are insufficient in form and substance for the complete preservation of the public peace, health, safety and general welfare of the municipality and for the proper conduct of its affairs; and
WHEREAS, the Acts of the Legislature of the State of Wisconsin empower and authorize the City of Medford to prepare and publish a Code of Ordinances in book form; and
WHEREAS, the Common Council of the City of Medford has authorized a general compilation, revision and codification of the ordinances of the City of Medford of a general and permanent nature and publication of such ordinance in book form; and
WHEREAS, the City of Medford Code of Ordinances as prepared in book form have been on file and open for public inspection in the Office of the City Clerk, City of Medford, for a period of at least two weeks prior to March 3, 1998, the date scheduled for Council approval.
THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MEDFORD, TAYLOR COUNTRY, WISCONSIN, DO ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.   The general ordinances of the City of Medford as revised, amended, restated, codified, and compiled in book form by American Legal Publishing Corporation, are adopted as of March 3, 1998 and shall constitute the "Code of Ordinances of the City of Medford, Wisconsin."
Section 2.   Such Code of Ordinances as adopted in Section 1 shall consist of the following Titles:
CHARTER
Chapter
TITLE I:  GENERAL PROVISIONS
      1.1   General Provisions
TITLE III:  ADMINISTRATION
      3.1   Common Council
      3.2   City Officials and Employees
      3.3   Departments, Boards and Commissions
      3.4   Personnel Policies
      3.5   Records Management
      3.6   Finance and Revenue; Taxation
      3.7   City Policies
      3.8   Uniform Ordinance Bond Schedule
TITLE V:  PUBLIC WORKS
      5.1   General Provisions
      5.2   Solid Waste and Recycling
      5.3   Sewers
      5.4   Water
      5.5   Public Improvements
      5.6   Streets and Sidewalks
TITLE VII:  TRAFFIC CODE
      7.1   General Provisions
      7.2   Traffic Rules
      7.3   Stopping, Standing and Parking
      7.4   Play Vehicles, Bicycles and Snowmobiles
      7.5   Traffic Schedules
      7.6   Parking Schedules
TITLE IX:  GENERAL REGULATIONS
      9.1   Abandoned Motor Vehicles
      9.2   Animals and Fowl
      9.3   Cemetery
      9.4   Fire Prevention and Protection
      9.5   Junk
      9.6   Trees and Shrubs
      9.7   Parks and Recreation
      9.8   Property Maintenance
TITLE XI:  BUSINESS REGULATIONS
      11.1   Transient Merchants
      11.2   Alcoholic Beverages
      11.3   Amusement Arcades
      11.4   Franchises
      11.5   Photography
TITLE XIII:  GENERAL OFFENSES
      13.1   Offenses Against City Regulations
TITLE XV:  LAND USAGE
      15.1   Building Regulations
      15.2   Historic Preservation
      15.3   Floodplain and Shoreland-Wetland Zoning Code
      15.4   Land Development
      15.5   Zoning
         Appendix: Zoning Map Changes
FEE APPENDIX
TABLE OF SPECIAL ORDINANCES
      I.   Annexations
      II.   Bonds
      III.   Franchises
      IV.   Street Name Changes
PARALLEL REFERENCES
References to Wisconsin Statutes
References to Resolutions
References to Ordinances
INDEX
Section 3.   All prior ordinances pertaining to the subjects treated in the City of Medford Code of Ordinances shall be deemed repealed from and after March 3, 1998, the effective date of this ordinance except as they are included and reordained in whole or in part in such Code; provided, such repeal shall not affect any offense committed or penalty incurred or any right established prior to the effective date of this ordinance, nor shall such repeal affect the provisions of 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 such repeal affect any other ordinance of a temporary or special nature or pertaining to subjects not contained or covered by the Code.
Section 4.   The Clerk of the City of Medford is hereby authorized and ordered to immediately and permanently file a copy of the City of Medford Code of Ordinances in the Office of the City Clerk.
Section 5.   The City of Medford Code of Ordinances shall be presumptive evidence in all courts and places of the ordinances and all provisions, sections, penalties and regulations therein contained and of the date of passage, and that the same is properly signed, attested, recorded, and approved and that any public hearings and notices thereof as required by law have been given.
Submitted by:  Clerk's Office.
Vote taken and dates: March 3, 1998; 8 Yes; 0 No
Parent—Yes            DeChatelets—Yes
Schmitz—Yes            Kraschnewski—Yes
Thielke—Yes            Simek—Yes
Balciar—Yes            Wellner—Yes
Mayor's Signature, if approved:   ATTEST:
Fred Schroeder    /s/         Donna Goodman    /s/
Mayor               City Clerk
                   3-4-98   
               Date of Clerk's Signature
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Donna Goodman, City Clerk for the City of Medford, do hereby certify that the above ordinance is a true and correct copy of Ordinance #749 duly adopted by the Common Council of the City of Medford at their regular meeting held on March 3, 1998.
Dated this             day of             , 1998.
                               
Donna Goodman
City Clerk