ADOPTING ORDINANCE
ORDINANCE NO. O-1994-29
CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MONROE
ENACTING AS AN ORDINANCE, A CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE CITY OF MONROE REVISING, AMENDING, RESTATING, CODIFYING, AND COMPILING CERTAIN EXISTING GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY DEALING WITH SUBJECTS EMBRACED IN SAID CODE.
   WHEREAS, the present general ordinances of the City of Monroe are incomplete and inadequate and the manner of arrangement, classification and indexing thereof is insufficient to meet the immediate needs of the City; and
   WHEREAS, the Acts of the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina empower and authorize the City Council of this city to revise, amend, restate, codify and to compile any existing ordinance or ordinances and all new ordinances not heretofore adopted or published and to incorporate said ordinances into one ordinance in book form; and
   WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Monroe has authorized a general compilation, revision and codification of the ordinances of the City of a general and permanent nature and publication of such ordinances in book form.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Monroe that:
Section 1.   The general ordinances of the City of Monroe as herein revised, amended, restated, codified and compiled in book form are adopted as and shall constitute the "Code of Ordinances of the City of Monroe."
Section 2.   Said Code as adopted in Section 1 shall consist of the following titles, to-wit:
         Title I.      General Provisions
         Title III.   Administration
         Title V.   Public Works
         Title VII.   Traffic Code
         Title IX.   General Regulations
         Title XI.   Business Regulations
         Title XIII.   General Offenses
         Title XV.   Building and Land Use Regulations
         Table of Special Ordinances
         Parallel References
         Index
Section 3.   All prior ordinances pertaining to the subjects treated in said Code shall be deemed repealed from and after the effective date of said Code except as they are included and reordained in whole or in part in said Code; provided such repeal shall not affect any offense committed or penalty incurred or any right established prior to the effective date of said Code, 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, plats or dedication of land to public use, naming, vacating, closing or setting the boundaries of streets, alleys or other public places, nor to any other ordinance of a temporary or special nature or pertaining to subjects not contained therein.
Section 4.   This ordinance in part carries forward by re-enactment some of the provisions of the Ordinances of the City of Monroe heretofore adopted by the City Council and it is not the intention to repeal but rather to re-enact and continue in force such existing provisions so that all rights and liabilities that have accrued hereunder are preserved and may be enforced.  All suits at law or in equity and/or all prosecutions resulting from the violation of any ordinance heretofore in effect, which are now pending in any of the courts of this state or of the United States, shall not be abated or abandoned by reason of the adoption of this ordinance but shall be prosecuted to their finality, the same as if this ordinance had not been adopted, and any and all violations of any existing ordinance, prosecutions for which have not yet been instituted, may be hereinafter filed and prosecuted; and nothing in this ordinance shall be construed to abandon, abate or dismiss any litigation or prosecution now pending, and/or which may heretofore have been instituted or prosecuted.
Section 5.   Said Code shall be deemed published as of the day of its adoption and approval by the City Council and the Clerk of the City of Monroe is hereby authorized and ordered to file a copy of said Code in the Office of the City Clerk.
Section 6.   Said Code shall be in full force and effect from the date of its adoption and filing thereof in the Office of the Clerk, and said Code shall be presumptive evidence in all courts and places of the ordinance 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.
   PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Legislative Body of the City of Monroe this 15th day of November, 1994.
   [SEAL]
Lewis R. Fisher  /s/
Mayor
ATTEST:
Jeanne M. Deese  /s/
City Clerk