ADOPTING ORDINANCE
AN ORDINANCE ENACTING A CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE TOWN OF
MOCKSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, REVISING, AMENDING, RESTATING,
CODIFYING AND COMPILING CERTAIN EXISTING GENERAL ORDINANCES OF
THE TOWN OF MOCKSVILLE DEALING WITH SUBJECTS EMBRACED IN SUCH
CODE OF ORDINANCES, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
   WHEREAS, the present general and permanent ordinances of the political subdivision 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 North Carolina empower and authorize the political subdivision to revise, amend, restate, codify and compile any existing ordinances and all new ordinances not heretofore adopted or published and to incorporate such ordinances into one ordinance in book form; and
   WHEREAS, the Legislative Authority of the Town of Mocksville has authorized a general compilation, revision and codification of the ordinances of the Town of Mocksville of a general and permanent nature and publication of such ordinance in book form; and
   WHEREAS, it is necessary to provide for the usual daily operation of the municipality and for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, safety and general welfare of the municipality that this ordinance take effect at an early date.
   NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE LEGISLATIVE AUTHORITY OF THE TOWN OF MOCKSVILLE:
   Section 1.  The general ordinances of the Town of Mocksville as revised, amended, restated, codified, and compiled in book form are hereby adopted as and shall constitute the "Code of Ordinances of the Town of Mocksville, North Carolina.
   Section 2.  Such Code of Ordinances as adopted in Section 1 shall consist of the following Titles:
         Charter
         Chapter I: General Provisions
         Chapter II: Administration
         1.   In General
         2.   Town Board Meetings
         3.   Administrative Organization
         4.   Personnel
         5.   Appointed Boards and Commissions
         Chapter III: General Regulations
         1.   Animals and Fowl
         2.   Parades and Demonstrations
         3.   Cemeteries
         4.   Parks and Recreation
         Chapter IV: Finance and Taxation
         1.   In General
         2.   Occupational Licenses, Taxes and Regulations
         3.   Pawnbrokers
         4.   Peddling and Soliciting
         4A.   Regulation of Street Solicitors
         5.   Pool, Billiard Tables and Other Tables, Bowling Alleys and Other Alleys
         6.   Taxicabs
         7.   Garage Sales
         8.   Privilege License Tax for Electronic Gaming Operations
         Chapter V: Public Safety
         1.   States of Emergency
         2.   Fire Protection and Prevention
         3.   Building Codes and Inspection
         4.   Minimum Housing
         5.   Public Health Nuisances
         6.   Abandoned, Junked and Nuisance Vehicles
         7.   Criminal Nuisances
         8.   Adult Establishments
         Chapter VI: Municipal Utilities and Services
         1.   Water
         2.   Sewer Use
         3.   Solid Waste Collection and Disposal
         4.   Grease Interceptors
         5.   Backflow Prevention
         Chapter VII: General Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions
         1.   Beer and Wine Consumption on Public Property; Disposal of Containers
         2.   Discharge of Firearms
         3.   Damage to Municipal Property
         4.   Loitering on Private Property
         5.   Noise
         Chapter VIII: Land Use
         1.   Planning
         2.   Subdivision Regulations
         3.   Zoning
         Chapter IX: Streets and Sidewalks
         1.   In General
         2.   Excavations; Driveways
         3.   Trees
         4.   Addressing and Road Naming
         Chapter X: Traffic
         1.   In General
         2.   Operation of Motor Vehicles
         3.   Parking
         4.   Stopping, Standing or Parking Restricted or Prohibited on Certain Streets
         5.   Schedules
         Appendix A:  Franchises
         Parallel References
         References to North Carolina General Statutes
         References to 1989 Code and 2003 Code
         Index
   Section 3.  All prior ordinances pertaining to the subjects treated in such Code of Ordinances shall be deemed repealed from and after 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 of pertaining to subjects not contained in or covered by the Code.
   Section 4.  Such Code shall be deemed published as of the day of its adoption and approval by the Legislative Authority and the Clerk of the Town of Mocksville is hereby authorized and ordered to file a copy of such Code of Ordinances in the Office of the Clerk.
   Section 5.  Such Code shall be in full force and effect as provided in Section 6, and such Code shall be presumptive evidence in all courts and places of the ordinance and alt 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.
   Section 6.  This ordinance is declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the peace, health, safety and general welfare of the people of this municipality, and shall take effect at the earliest date provided by law.
   PASSED, AND ADOPTED by the Board of Commissioners of the Town of Mocksville on the 7th day of February, 2012.
ATTEST:
                     F.W. Slate  /s/ 
                     Mayor
Christine W. Bralley  /s/ 
Town Clerk