ADOPTING ORDINANCE
Ordinance No. 13-024
   AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING A REVISED CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE VILLAGE OF RIVERTON, ILLINOIS; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF THE PRIOR CODE OF ORDINANCES AND PROVIDING FOR THE MANNER OF AMENDING SUCH REVISED CODE OF ORDINANCES
   WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 1-2-3 of the Illinois Municipal Code, the Village President may appoint persons to revise the Village's ordinances, and the corporate authorities may enact an Ordinance adopting such revisions;
   WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 1-2-3 of the Illinois Municipal Code, the Village retained the services of American Legal Publishing to revise the Village's Ordinances, and American Legal Publishing, after consultation with the Village Board, has tendered to the Village a revised Code of Ordinances for the Village's adoption; and said Code is current through June 7, 2013;
   NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE PRESIDENT AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF RIVERTON, SANGAMON COUNTY, ILLINOIS, AS FOLLOWS:
   SECTION 1: The book of revised ordinances entitled "Village of Riverton Revised Code of Ordinances" prepared by American Legal Publishing Corporation ("American Legal"), is hereby adopted and enacted, and shall be treated and considered as a new and original comprehensive ordinance which shall supersede all other general and permanent ordinances passed by the President and Board of Trustees on or before June 7, 2013.  Said book shall be known as the "Village of Riverton Code of Ordinances".
   SECTION 2: All general ordinances of the Village of Riverton enacted prior to June 7, 2013, including but not limited to the Village of Riverton Code of Ordinances as heretofore published and amended from time to time by LexisNexis Municipal Codes, are hereby repealed, except such as are included in the Riverton Code of Ordinances or are by necessary implication reserved from repeal. Ordinances of the Village of Riverton which are not general ordinances are not repealed, including, without limitation, tax levy ordinances; appropriation ordinances; ordinances relating to boundaries and annexations; franchise ordinances and other ordinances granting special rights to persons or corporations; contract ordinances and ordinances authorizing the execution of a contract or the issuance of warrants; salary ordinances; ordinances establishing, naming or vacating streets, alleys or other public places; improvement ordinances; bond ordinances; and ordinances relating to elections; ordinances relating to the transfer or acceptance of real estate by or from the Village.
   SECTION 3: All general ordinances of the Village of Riverton adopted after June 7, 2013 and before the date of this Ordinance, shall be incorporated into the Village of Riverton Code of Ordinances at its next update. Henceforth, all ordinances, when passed in such form as to indicate the intention of the corporate authorities to make them a part of the Village of Riverton Code of Ordinances, shall be deemed to be incorporated in such Code so that reference to the "Village of Riverton Code of Ordinances" shall be understood and intended to include such additions and amendments. From time to time as determined by the corporate authorities, the Village of Riverton Code of Ordinances will be revised by American Legal, or some other codification service, to include such ordinances.
   SECTION 4: A copy of the Village of Riverton Code of Ordinances shall be placed and kept on file in the Office of the Clerk, preserved in loose leaf form and shall be made available for public inspection and copying by any person, and without the necessity of a written request.
   SECTION 5: The Village of Riverton Code of Ordinances shall also be published as soon as practicable on the Village's website, and thereafter updated from time when the Code is updated by American Legal or some other codification service.
   SECTION 6: The Village of Riverton Code of Ordinances shall be in full force and effect immediately. The Clerk shall publish this Ordinance in pamphlet form.
   PASSED this 2nd day of December, 2013.
                                    Thomas F. Rader /s/
                                    Village President
ATTEST:
Tiffany Graves /s/
Village Clerk
AYES: Trustees Patrick, Fisher, Charles, Bartley, Mileham and Raycraft
NAYS:                                                                                         ____
PASSED:    12-2-13
APPROVED:   12-2-13
ABSENT: