ADOPTING ORDINANCE
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-12A
   AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING
   THE VILLAGE CODE OF THE VILLAGE OF ST. JOSEPH, ILLINOIS
BE IT ORDAINED by the president and board of trustees of the village of St. Joseph, Illinois as follows:
   Section 1: Pursuant to the provisions of 65 ILCS 5/1-2-3, and from and after the date of passage of this ordinance, the village code of the village of St. Joseph, Illinois prepared by Sterling Codifiers, Inc. containing the compilation of all ordinances of a general nature together with the changes made to said ordinances, under the direction of the governing body of the village, shall be accepted in all courts without question as the official code and law of the village as enacted by the village president and board of trustees.
   Section 2: There is hereby adopted, as a method of perpetual codification, the loose-leaf type of binding together with the continuous supplement service, provided by Sterling Codifiers, Inc., whereby each newly adopted ordinance of a general and permanent nature amending, altering, adding or deleting provisions of the official village code is identified by the proper catchline and is inserted in the proper place in each of the official copies, one copy of which shall be maintained in the office of the village clerk, certified as to correctness and available for inspection at any and all times that said office is regularly open.
   Section 3: All ordinances of a general nature included in this official village code shall be considered as a continuation of said ordinance provision and the fact that some provisions have been deliberately eliminated by the governing body shall not serve to cause any interruption in the continuous effectiveness of ordinances included in said official village code. All ordinances of a special nature, such as tax levy ordinances, bond ordinances, franchises, vacating ordinances and annexation ordinances shall continue in full force and effect unless specifically repealed or amended by a provision of the village code. Such ordinances are not intended to be included in the official village code.
   Section 4: It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to change or amend by additions or deletions, any part or portion of such village code, or to insert or delete pages or portions thereof, or to alter or tamper with such village code in any manner whatsoever which will cause the law of the village to be misrepresented thereby.
   Section 5: The zoning board of appeals for the village of St. Joseph considered the proposed changes to the zoning regulations, which are contained in title 10 of the village code, at its meeting held on April 25, 2005 pursuant to public notice thereof, and said zoning board of appeals voted to make its recommendations to the board of trustees which are reflected in said title 10 of the village code.
   Section 6: The plan commission for the village of St. Joseph considered the proposed changes to the subdivision regulations, which are contained in title 11 of the village code, at its meeting held on March 8, 2005, pursuant to public notice thereof, and said plan commission voted to make its recommendations to the board of trustees, which are reflected in said title 11 of the village code.
   Section 7: All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith, are, to the extent of such conflict, hereby repealed.
   Section 8: This ordinance and the village code adopted by the same shall be recorded and shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage, approval and publication in pamphlet form as provided by law.
PASSED this 13th day of September, 2005.
APPROVED this 13th day of September, 2005.
                             
Village President
ATTEST:
                             
Village Clerk
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