ADOPTING ORDINANCE
ORDINANCE NO. 1520
AN ORDINANCE ENACTING A CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE CITY OF  OWATONNA, MINNESOTA, AMENDING, RESTATING, REVISING, UPDATING, CODIFYING, AND COMPILING CERTAIN ORDINANCES OF THE CITY DEALING WITH THE SUBJECTS EMBRACED IN THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR THE VIOLATION OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES.
WHEREAS Minnesota Statutes §§ 415.02 and 415.021 authorize the city to cause its ordinances to be codified and printed in a book,
NOW THEREFORE the City Council of the City of Owatonna, Minnesota, ordains:
Section 1. The general ordinances of the city as amended, restated, revised, updated, codified, and compiled in book form, including penalties for the violations of various provisions thereof, are adopted and shall constitute the Code of Ordinances of the City of Owatonna. This Code of Ordinances also adopts, by reference, certain statutes and administrative rules of the State of Minnesota as named in the Code of Ordinances.
Section 2. The 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
Section 3. All prior ordinances pertaining to subjects treated in the Code of Ordinances shall be deemed repealed from and after the effective date of this ordinance, except as they are included and re-ordained in whole or in part in the Code of Ordinances; provided this repeal shall not affect any offense committed or penalty incurred, or any right established prior to the effective date of this ordinance, nor shall this repeal affect the provisions of ordinances levying taxes; appropriating money; annexing or detaching territory; establishing franchises; 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; or vacating or setting the boundaries of streets or other public places; nor shall this repeal affect any other ordinance of a temporary or special nature or pertaining to subjects not contained in or covered by the Code of Ordinances. All fees established in prior ordinances shall remain in effect unless amended in this Code of Ordinances, or until an ordinance adopting a fee schedule is adopted or amended.
Section 4. This ordinance adopting the Code of Ordinances shall be a sufficient publication of any ordinance included in it and not previously published in the city's official newspaper. The City Clerk shall cause a substantial quantity of the Code of Ordinances to be printed for general distribution to the public at actual cost, and shall furnish a copy of the Code of Ordinances to the County Law Library or its designated depository and shall cause a copy to be posted on the City of Owatonna website at www.ci.owatonna.mn.us.  The official copy of this Code of Ordinances shall be marked and be kept in the Office of the City Clerk.
Section 5. The Code of Ordinances is declared to be prima facie evidence of the law of the city and shall be received in evidence as provided by Minnesota Statutes by the courts of the State of Minnesota.
Section 6. This ordinance adopting the Code of Ordinances, and the Code of Ordinances itself, shall take effect upon publication of this ordinance in the city's official newspaper.
Section 7.  Effective date.  This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and publication.
Passed and adopted this   7th  day of   April  , 2015, with the following vote: 
      Aye:   Raney, Dotson, Okerberg, Schultz, Burbank and Abraham
      No:   None
      Absent:   Svenby
Approved and signed this   7th  day of   April  , 2015.
                                                                                                          
                                             Thomas A. Kuntz, Mayor
ATTEST:
                                                               
Kris M. Busse, City Administrator/City Clerk