ADOPTING ORDINANCE
ORDINANCE NO. 39
ENACTING AS AN ORDINANCE, A CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE CITY OF MOUNT VERNON, INDIANA, 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 Mount Vernon 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 Indiana empower and authorize the common council of every 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 Common Council of the City of Mount Vernon 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 Common Council of the City of Mount Vernon, Indiana, that:
   Section 1.  The general ordinances of the City of Mount Vernon, Indiana, 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 Mount Vernon, Indiana."
   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   Land Usage
         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  All prior ordinances pertaining to the subjects treated in said code shall be deemed repealed from and after the effective date of said Code except as they are included and reordained in whole or in part in said Code; provided such repeal shall not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 or vacating 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.  Said Code shall be deemed published as of the day of its adoption and approval by the Mayor, and the Clerk of the City of Mount Vernon is hereby authorized and ordered to file a copy of said Code in the Office of the Clerk.
   Section 5.  Said Code shall be in full force and effect two weeks from the date of its publication 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.
   ORDAINED AND PASSED by the Common Council of the City of Mount Vernon, Indiana, this 26th day of October, 1992.
                     Jackson L. Higgins /s/
                     Presiding Officer
   Presented by me to the Mayor of the City of Mount Vernon, Indiana, at 7:36 o'clock p.m., on the 26th day of October, 1992, for his consideration and action thereon.
                     Laura C. Bullard /s/
                     Laura C. Bullard,
                     Clerk-Treasurer
   Having examined the foregoing Ordinance, I do now, as Mayor of the City of Mt. Vernon, Indiana, approve said Ordinance and return the same to the Clerk-Treasurer this 26th day of October, 1992.
                     Jackson L. Higgins /s/
                     Jackson L. Higgins, Mayor
ATTEST:
Laura C. Bullard /s/
Laura C. Bullard, Clerk-Treasurer