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AN ORDINANCE ENACTING A CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE CITY OF OAK FOREST, ILLINOIS, REVISING, AMENDING, RESTATING, CODIFYING AND COMPILING CERTAIN EXISTING GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF OAK FOREST AND DEALING WITH SUBJECTS EMBRACED IN SUCH CODE OF ORDINANCES.
WHEREAS, the City of Oak Forest is an Illinois municipal corporation organized and operated under the laws of the State of Illinois; and
WHEREAS, the City of Oak Forest is a home rule municipality as defined by Article VII of the Illinois Constitution; and
WHEREAS, the present general and permanent ordinances of the City of Oak Forest need to be updated, more efficiently 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 Illinois General Assembly has empowered and authorized municipalities 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 Oak Forest City Council has authorized a general compilation, revision and codification of the ordinances of the City of Oak Forest 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 MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF OAK FOREST, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS, AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The general ordinances of the City of Oak Forest as revised, amended, restated, codified, and compiled in book form are hereby adopted as and shall constitute the "Code of Ordinances of the City of Oak Forest, Illinois."
Section 2. Such Code of Ordinances as adopted in Section 1 shall consist of the following Titles:
• 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
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 All prior ordinances pertaining to the subjects treated in such Code of Ordinances shall be deemed repealed from and after the effective date of this ordinance except as they are included and reordained in whole or in part in such Code; provided, such repeal shall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 or 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 Mayor and City Council, and the Clerk of the City of Oak Forest 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 8, and such 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.
Section 6. If any section, paragraph, clause, or provision of this Ordinance shall be held invalid, the invalidity thereof shall not affect any of the other provisions of this Ordinance.
Section 7. All Ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict.
Section 8. This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage, approval and publication as provided by law.
This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage, approval and publication as provided by law.
This 9th Day of December, 2008
APPROVED By Me
This 10th Day of December, 2008
Richard D. Simon
Nancy L. Hullinger
Gregory A. Simos
Paul W. Wechet
JoAnn M. Kelly /s/
JOANN KELLY, MAYOR
Scott Burkhardt /s/
SCOTT BURKHARDT, CITY CLERK