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 City Council, this City Code is hereby declared to be and shall hereafter constitute the official City Code of Sycamore. This City Code of ordinances shall be known and cited as the SYCAMORE CITY CODE and is hereby published by authority of the Council and shall be supplemented to incorporate the most recent legislation of the City 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 City Code by title in any legal documents. (1994 Code)
The City 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 City of general and permanent effect, except the excluded ordinances enumerated in Section 1-2-1 of this Title. (1994 Code)
   A.   Preparation and Supplementation: Any ordinance amending the City 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 City 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 City Code. Each such replacement page shall be properly identified and shall be inserted in each individual copy of the City Code. (1994 Code)
   B.   Recording Amendments:
      1.   It shall be the duty of the City Clerk to keep at least one copy of the Municipal Code which he shall mark in the following manner: whenever any ordinance which amends or makes an addition to the Code is passed and approved, he shall note on the margin of the section or sections amended that such amendment has been made, where the amendment may be found, and in the case of an addition, he shall mark in the appropriate place a notation that such addition has been made, with a similar reference to the aforementioned amendment book.
      2.   The City Clerk shall also keep a separate book containing every amendment or addition passed to this Code, with a reference on each copy of such amendment or addition as to the place in the record of ordinances where the original reference may be found.
      3.   The above-mentioned records shall be kept in addition to the record of ordinances which the Clerk is required to keep by statute. (1988 Code §27.203)
   C.   Amendments Considered Part of Code: Any additions or amendments to this Code, when passed in such form as to indicate the intention of the Council to make the same a part of this Code shall be deemed to be incorporated in this Code so that a reference to the Municipal Code of Sycamore shall be understood to include them. (1988 Code §27.201)
It shall be deemed unlawful for any person to alter, change, replace or deface in any way any section or any page of this City Code in such a manner that the meaning of any phrase or order may be changed or omitted. Replacement pages may be inserted according to the official instructions when so authorized by the City Council. The City Clerk shall see that the replacement pages are properly inserted in the official copies maintained in the office of the Clerk. Any person having in his custody a copy of the City Code shall make every effort to maintain said Code current as to the most recent ordinances passed. He shall see to the immediate insertion of new or replacement pages when such are delivered to him or made available to him through the office of the City Clerk. Said Code books, while in actual possession of officials and other interested persons, shall be and remain the property of the City and shall be returned to the office of the City Clerk when directed so to do by order of the City Council. (1994 Code)