PREFACE
   This code of the City of Savanna, as supplemented, contains ordinances up to and including ordinance 2283, passed December 8, 2020.  Ordinances of the City adopted after said ordinance supersede the provisions of this code to the extent that they are in conflict or inconsistent therewith. Consult the City office in order to ascertain whether any particular provision of the code has been amended, superseded or repealed.
Sterling Codifiers
Cincinnati, Ohio
   This code constitutes a complete codification of the ordinances of a general nature enacted by the city council and is the first such codification for the city of Savanna.
   As expressed in the adopting ordinance, this code supersedes all ordinances not included herein or expressly saved from repeal by the adopting ordinance. The code contains only ordinances of a general and permanent nature, prescribed for and affecting the public as a whole. Special ordinances or ordinances dealing with only a portion of the inhabitants of the city, rather than all of them, or relating to special purposes such as ordinances levying special assessments, providing for bond issues, paving, vacating streets, zoning variations, etc., are not included herein. For a more specific enumeration of the types of ordinances which are not included herein, see section 3 of the adopting ordinance. Also included in the code are chapters under title 1 on the administration of the city which covers duties, powers and functions of the city officials and city employees. This portion of the code also includes administrative procedures and regulations for city operations. In addition, title 2 has been formulated which outlines duties, functions and powers of all boards and commissions affiliated with the city.
   The contents of the code have been conveniently arranged in titles, chapters and sections.
   The successful, up to date maintenance of this code at all times will depend largely upon the holder of the volume. As revised sheets are received, it will become the responsibility of the holder to have the amendments inserted immediately in the proper place within the code book.
   The general index of the code has been prepared with the greatest of care. Each particular item has been placed under several headings, some of the headings being couched in lay phraseology, others in legal terminology and still others in language generally used by city officials and employees.
   The code is presented for the use and benefit of the citizens of the city of Savanna, Illinois.