1-1-1: Title
1-1-2: Acceptance
1-1-3: Amendments
1-1-4: Code Alterations
1-1-1: TITLE:
Upon the adoption by the village board of trustees, this village code is hereby declared to be and shall hereafter constitute the official village code of Stronghurst. This village code of ordinances shall be known and cited as the STRONGHURST VILLAGE CODE and is hereby published by authority of the board of trustees and shall be supplemented to incorporate the most recent legislation of the village as provided in section 1-1-3 of this chapter. Any reference to the number of any section contained herein shall be understood to refer to the position of the same number, its appropriate chapter and title heading, and to the general penalty clause relating thereto, as well as to the section itself, when reference is made to this village code by title in any legal documents. (2006 Code)
The village code, as hereby presented in printed form, shall hereafter be received without further proof in all courts and in administrative tribunals of this state as the ordinances of the village of general and permanent effect, except the excluded ordinances enumerated in section 1-2-1 of this title. (2006 Code)
Any ordinance amending the village code shall set forth the title, chapter and section number of the section or sections to be amended, and this shall constitute sufficient compliance with any statutory requirement pertaining to the amendment or revision by ordinance of any part of this village code. All such amendments or revisions by ordinance shall be immediately forwarded to the codifiers, and the said ordinance material shall be prepared for insertion in its proper place in each copy of this village code. Each such replacement page shall be properly identified and shall be inserted in each individual copy of the village code. (2006 Code)
It shall be deemed unlawful for any person to alter, change, replace or deface in any way any section or any page of this village code in such a manner that the meaning of any phrase or order may be changed or omitted. Said code, while in actual possession of officials and other interested persons, shall be and remain the property of the village and shall be returned to the office of the village clerk when directed so to do by order of the village board of trustees. (2006 Code)