ADOPTING ORDINANCE
ORDINANCE NO. 542
AN ORDINANCE ENACTING A CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE CITY OF ST. JOHNS, MICHIGAN, FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVISING, AMENDING, RESTATING, CODIFYING AND COMPILING CERTAIN EXISTING GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISION DEALING WITH SUBJECTS EMBRACED IN SUCH CODE OF ORDINANCES.
   WHEREAS, the present general and permanent ordinances of the City of St. Johns are inadequately arranged and classified and are insufficient in form and substance for the complete preservation of the public peace, health, safety and general welfare of the municipality and for the proper conduct of its affairs; and
   WHEREAS, the Home Rule City Act of the State of Michigan empowers and authorizes a municipality 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 St. Johns City Commission has authorized a general compilation, revision and codification of the ordinances of the Political Subdivision of a general and permanent nature and publication of such ordinance in book form and electronic form; and
   WHEREAS, it is necessary to provide for the usual daily operation of the municipality and for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, safety and general welfare of the municipality by having this ordinance take effect at an early date.
   NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE ST. JOHNS CITY COMMISSION:
   Section 1.   The general ordinances of the CITY OF ST. JOHNS as revised, amended, restated, codified, and compiled in book form by American Legal Publishing Company are hereby adopted as and shall constitute the "Code of Ordinances of the CITY OF ST. JOHNS, MICHIGAN"
   Section 2.   Such Code of Ordinances as adopted in Section 1 shall consist of the following Titles:
   TITLE I:  GENERAL PROVISIONS
         10.   General Provisions
   TITLE III:  ADMINISTRATION
         30.   City Commission
         31.   City Officials
         32.   Departments, Boards and Commissions
         33.   City Elections
         34.   Special Assessment Procedure
         35.   Finance and Taxation
         36.   Municipal Civil Infractions
   TITLE V:  PUBLIC WORKS
         50.   Garbage and Rubbish
         51.   Water and Sewer Rates
         52.   Water Utilities
         53.   Sewer Service
         54.   Industrial Pretreatment
         55.   Drainage Service
   TITLE VII:  TRAFFIC CODE
         70.   General Provisions
         71.   Parking Violations
         72.   Skateboards, Roller Blades, Roller Skates and the Like
         73.   Bicycles
         74.   Truck Traffic
   TITLE IX:  GENERAL REGULATIONS
         90.   Parks and Recreation
         91.   Fire Prevention
         92.   Animals
         93.   Nuisances
         94.   Junk Automobiles
         95.   Streets and Sidewalks
         96.   Trees
         97.   Special Events
         98.   Hazardous Wastes
   TITLE XI:  BUSINESS REGULATIONS
         110.   Licensing Provisions
         111.   Alcoholic Beverages
         112.   Peddlers, Canvassers and Transient Merchants
         113.   Second Hand and Junk Dealers
         114.   Amusements
         115.   Taxicabs
         116.   Telecommunications Regulations
   TITLE XIII:  GENERAL OFFENSES
         130.   General Provisions
         131.   Offenses Against Governmental Functions
         132.   Offenses Against the Person
         133.   Offenses Against Property
         134.   Offenses Against Public Peace
         135.   Offenses Against Public Safety
         136.   Offenses Against Public Morals
         137.   Offenses Pertaining to Schools
         138.   Minors
         139.   Offenses Pertaining to Drugs
   TITLE XV:  LAND USAGE
         150.   Building Regulations
         151.   City Planning
         152.   House Trailers and Trailer Courts
         153.   Signs
         154.   Subdivision Regulations
         155.   Zoning Code
   TABLE OF SPECIAL ORDINANCES
         I.   Franchises
         II.   Vacations
         III.   Zoning Changes
   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 re-ordained 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 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, vacating or setting the boundaries of streets or other public places; nor shall such 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 City Commission; the City Clerk is hereby authorized and ordered to file a copy of such Code of Ordinances in the Office of the City 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 and of the date of passage, and that the same is properly signed, attested, recorded, and approved and that any public hearings and notices thereof as required by law have been given.   
   Section 6.   This ordinance is declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the peace, health, safety and general welfare of the people of this municipality, and shall take effect on the date appearing immediately below.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the St. Johns City Commission on this 11th day of July, 2005.
   Adoption of the above ordinance was moved by Commissioner Bates and supported by Commissioner Beaman.
   YEAS:  Starck, Beaman, Bates, Hanover, Dean
   NAYS:  None
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RICHARD STARCK, MAYOR
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MINDY J. SEAVEY, CITY CLERK
I certify the above ordinance was published in the Clinton County News on July 17, 2005.
Mindy J. Seavey, City Clerk: _______________________.