ADOPTING ORDINANCE
ORDINANCE NO. 940
   AN ORDINANCE ENACTING A CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE CITY OF RATON, COLFAX COUNTY, NEW MEXICO; REVISING, AMENDING, RESTATING, CODIFYING AND COMPILING CERTAIN EXISTING GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF RATON DEALING WITH SUBJECTS EMBRACED IN SUCH CODE OF ORDINANCES, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
   WHEREAS, the Legislature of the State of New Mexico has empowered and authorized a political subdivision 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 governing body of the City of Raton has authorized a general compilation, revision and codification of the ordinances of the City of Raton 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 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 GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF RATON, NEW MEXICO:
Section 1.   The general ordinances of the City of Raton 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 Raton, Colfax County, New Mexico.”
Section 2.   Such code of Ordinances as adopted in Section 1 shall consist of the following Titles:
   RATON NEW MEXICO
   TABLE OF CONTENTS
   Chapter
   TITLE I:  GENERAL PROVISIONS
   10.   General Provisions
   11.   City Standards
   TITLE III:  ADMINISTRATION
   30.   City Officers and Employees
   31.   Commissioner Districts
   32.   City Organizations
   33.   City Personnel Policies
   34.   Municipal Court
   35.   Revenues and Funds
   TITLE V: PUBLIC WORKS
   50.   Garbage and Refuse
   51.   Special Improvements, Assessments, Liens, and the Like
   52.   Electric Utility
   53.   Water and Sewer Utilities
   54.   Water Shortages
   55.   Industrial Waste
   TITLE VII: TRAFFIC CODE
   70.   General Traffic and Parking Regulations
   TITLE IX: GENERAL REGULATIONS
   90.   Animals
   91.   Fire Prevention and Protection
   92.   Fair Housing
   93.   Streets and Sidewalks
   94.   Nuisances
   95.   Parks and Recreation
   96.   Airport and Aviation
   TITLE XI:  BUSINESS REGULATIONS
   110.   Advertising
   111.   Peddlers and Solicitors
   112.   Pawnbrokers; Junk and Secondhand Dealers
   113.   Taxicabs
   114.   Business Taxes
   115.   Business Registration and License Fees
   TITLE XIII: GENERAL OFFENSES
   130.   General Offenses
   TITLE XV: LAND USAGE
   150.   General Provisions
   151.   Building Codes and Regulations
   152.   Flood Control
   153.   Planning and Development
   154.   Subdivision Regulations
   155.   Mobile Home Parks
   156.   Zoning Code
   TABLE OF SPECIAL ORDINANCES
   Table
   I.   Franchises
   II.   Zoning Map Changes
   III.   Annexations
   IV.   De-Annexations
   V.   Street Vacations
   VI.   Contracts and Agreements
   VII.   Dedications
   VIII.   Interlocal Agreements
   IX.   Revenue Bonds
   PARALLEL REFERENCES
   References to New Mexico Code
   References to 1981 Code
   References to Ordinances
   INDEX
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 money, 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 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 governing body of the City of Raton and the Clerk of the City of Raton 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 as of the date of passage, as that the same is properly signed, attested, recorded, and approved and that any public hearings and notices thereof as requires by law have been given.
Section 6.   This ordinance hereby is declared to be an emergency measure on the ground of urgent public need. It is therefore to become effective immediately upon its passage and publication as provided by law.
PASSED, ADOPTED, SIGNED AND APPROVED THIS 12TH DAY OF APRIL 2005.
   Joe F. Apache /s/
   Joe F. Apache, Mayor
ATTEST:
Michael Anne Lannon /s/
Michael Anne Lannon
City Clerk