ADOPTING ORDINANCE
ORDINANCE NO. 2014-1021 C
   AN ORDINANCE ENACTING AND RECODIFYING A CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR OTTERBEIN, INDIANA
   WHEREAS, the Code of Ordinances of the Town of Otterbein, Indiana 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 Indiana empower and authorize Otterbein to revise, amend, restate, codify and recodify 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 Otterbein has authorized a general compilation, revision and recodification of the ordinances of Otterbein 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 immediately.
   NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE LEGISLATIVE AUTHORITY OF THE TOWN OF OTTERBEIN:
   Section l. The prior Code of Ordinances of Otterbein, as well as the non-codified general ordinances of Otterbein, as revised, amended, restated, recodified, and compiled in book form are hereby adopted as and shall constitute the "Code of Ordinances of Otterbein."
   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
   Parallel References
   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 All prior ordinances pertaining to the subjects treated in such Code of Ordinances shall be deemed repealed from and after the effective date of this ordinance except as they are included and re-ordained in whole or in part in such Code; provided, such repeal shall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 Legislative Authority and the Clerk-Treasurer of the Town of Otterbein, Indiana 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 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. 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 this 21st day of October, 2014.
TOWN COUNCIL OF THE
TOWN OF OTTERBEIN, INDIANA
Ronald Shoup /s/         
Ronald Shoup, Council President
                                 
Kevin Burk, Member
Leon McKinney /s/     
Leon McKinney, Member
Doyle Allison /s/         
Doyle Allison, Member
Dirk Studebaker /s/     
Dirk Studebaker, Member
ATTEST:
Treeva Sarles /s/         
Treeva Sarles, Clerk-Treasurer