ADOPTING ORDINANCE
ORDINANCE #509
AN ORDINANCE ENACTION A CODE OF ORDINANCE FOR THE CITY OF ST. CHARLES, MINNESOTA, AMENDING, RESTATING, REVISING, UPDATING, CODIFYING AND COMPILING CERTAIN ORDINANCES OF THE CITY DEALING WITH THE SUBJECTS EMBRACED IN THE CODE OF ORDINANCE, AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR THE VIOLATION OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES.
   WHEREAS Minnesota Statutes Section 415.02 and 415.021 authorize the city cause its ordinances to be codified and printed in a book,
   NOW THEREFORE the City Council of the City of St. Charles, Minnesota, ordains:
Section 1. The general ordinances of the City as amended, restated, revised updated, codified and compiled in the book form, including penalties for the violations of various provisions thereof, are hereby adopted and shall constitute the "Code of Ordinances of the City of St. Charles." 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:
   I. Streets, Easements and Public Ways
   II. Grants, Franchises and Agreements
   III. Annexations
   IV. Zoning
Section 3. All prior ordinances, pertaining to the subjects treated in the Code of Ordinances, shall be deemed repealed from and after the effective date of this ordinance, except as they are included and re-ordained in whole or in part on the Code of Ordinances; provided, this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, or granting special rights to certain persons, authorizing public improvements, authorizing the issuance of bonds or borrowing 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 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 codified in this Code shall remain in effect unless amended in this code 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 Clerk of the City 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 Ordinance to the County Law Library or its designated depository. The official copy of the Code of Ordinances shall marked and be kept on 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 evidences 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.
Passed and adopted by the Council of the City of St. Charles, Minnesota this 12th day of June, 2007.
                                             
William J. Spitzer, Mayor
Attest:                                   
Janell Dahl, Deputy City Clerk