ADOPTING ORDINANCES
ORDINANCE NO. 169
AN ORDINANCE ENACTING A CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE CITY OF TONTITOWN, ARKANSAS, REVISING, AMENDING, RESTATING, CODIFYING, AND COMPILING CERTAIN EXISTING GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF TONTITOWN, ARKANSAS, DEALING WITH SUBJECTS EMBRACED IN SUCH CODE OF ORDINANCES, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
WHEREAS, the present general and permanent ordinances of the City of Tontitown, Arkansas (hereinafter “City”), 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 Acts of the Legislature of the State of Arkansas, pursuant to Act No. 209 of 1961, and codified in A.C.A. § 14-55-701, empower and authorize the City 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 City Council of the City of Tontitown, Arkansas, has authorized a general compilation, revision, and codification of the ordinances of the City of a general and permanent nature, and publication of such ordinance in book form; and
WHEREAS, it is necessary to provide for the usual daily operation of the City and for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, safety, and general welfare of the City that this ordinance take effect at an early date.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF TONTITOWN, ARKANSAS:
Section 1.   The general ordinances of the City as revised, amended, restated, codified, and compiled in book form are hereby adopted as and shall constitute the “City of Tontitown, Arkansas Code of Ordinances”.
Section 2.   Such Code of Ordinances as adopted in Section 1 shall consist of the following Titles:
TITLE I: GENERAL PROVISIONS
      10.   General Provisions
      11.   Boundary Descriptions
      12.   City Wards
TITLE III: ADMINISTRATION
      30.   City Council and City Officials
      31.   Departments, Boards and Commissions
      32.   City Policies
      33.   City Court
TITLE V: PUBLIC WORKS
      50.   General Utilities
      51.   Water Service
TITLE VII: TRAFFIC CODE
      70.   Traffic and Parking Regulations
TITLE IX: GENERAL REGULATIONS
      90.   Streets and Sidewalks
TITLE XI: BUSINESS REGULATIONS
      110.   General Licensing Provisions
      111.   Sale of Fireworks
      112.   Alcoholic Beverages
      113.   Sexually Oriented Businesses
TITLE XIII: GENERAL OFFENSES
      130.   General Offenses
TITLE XV: LAND USAGE
      150.   Building Regulations
      151.   Flood Damage Prevention
      152.   Subdivisions
      153.   Zoning Regulations
TABLE OF SPECIAL ORDINANCES
      I.   Franchises
      II.   Vacations
      III.   Annexations
      IV.   New Subdivisions
      V.   Rezoning
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 reordained 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 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 Council of Tontitown and the Recorder/Treasurer of the City is hereby authorized and ordered to file a copy of such Code of Ordinances in the Office of the Recorder/Treasurer.
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 peace, health, safety, and general welfare of the public of the City, and shall take affect at the earliest date provided by law.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Tontitown, Arkansas, this 1st day of July, 2003.
   Daniel R. Watson    /s/         
   Mayor of the City of Tontitown
ATTEST:
Frances Franco              /s/
City Recorder/Treasurer