ADOPTING ORDINANCE
ORDINANCE NO. 32-2005
AN ORDINANCE ENACTING A CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE CITY OF VALPARAISO, INDIANA, REVISING, AMENDING, RESTATING, CODIFYING, AND COMPILING CERTAIN EXISTING GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY DEALING WITH SUBJECTS EMBRACED IN THE CODE
   WHEREAS, the present general and permanent ordinances of the City of Valparaiso 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 city and for the proper conduct of its affairs; and
   WHEREAS, the Acts of the Legislature of the State of Indiana empower and authorize the  Common Council to revise, amend, restate, codify and to compile any existing ordinances and all new ordinances not heretofore adopted or published and to incorporate the ordinances into one ordinance in book form; and
   WHEREAS, the Common Council has authorized a general compilation, revision and codification of the ordinances of the city of a general and permanent nature and publication of such ordinances in book form;
   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 Common Council of the City of Valparaiso:
   Section 1.  The general ordinances of the City of Valparaiso as revised, amended, restated, codified, and compiled in book form are adopted as and shall constitute the "Code of Ordinances of the City of Valparaiso".
   Section 2.  The Code as adopted in Section 1 shall consist of the following titles:
VALPARAISO, INDIANA
TABLE OF CONTENTS
      Chapter
TITLE I:  GENERAL PROVISIONS
         10.   General Provisions
         11.   City Standards
 
TITLE III:  ADMINISTRATION
         30.   City Government
         31.   Common Council
         32.   City Officials
         33.   Boards, Departments and Commissions
         34.   Personnel Policies
         35.   City Policies
         36.   Ethics Policies
         37.   Ordinance Violations Bureau
 
TITLE V:  PUBLIC WORKS
         50.   Water Works
         51.   Sewers
         52.   Industrial Pretreatment
         53.   Refuse and Recycling
 
TITLE VII:  TRAFFIC CODE
         70.   General Provisions
         71.   Traffic Regulations
            Appendix A:  Explanation of citation
            Appendix B:  Violation form
            Appendix C:  Waiver allowing transfer
         72.   Parking Regulations
         73.   Traffic Schedules
         74.   Parking Schedules
 
TITLE IX:  GENERAL REGULATIONS
         90.   Abandoned Vehicles
         91.   Animal Control Regulations
         92.   City Cemeteries
         93.   Public Health and Safety Standards; Public Nuisances
         94.   Fire Prevention
         95.   Streets and Sidewalks
            Appendix: Waiver of objection to installation of sidewalk and assessment thereof
         96.   Noise
            Appendix A: Scientific Definitions
            Appendix B: Octave-Band Breakdowns
 
TITLE XI:  BUSINESS REGULATIONS
         110.   Auctions
         111.   Bowling and Billiards
         112.   Junk Dealers
         113.   Mobile Stores
         114.   Transient Merchants, Itinerant Merchants and Itinerant Vendors
         115.   Automobile Sales
         116.   Taxicab Operations
         117.   Theaters
         118.   Popcorn Festival and Other Charitable Activities
         119.   Cable Services
            Appendix: Credits to customers
         120.   Garage Sales, Porch Sales and Yard Sales
 
TITLE XIII:  GENERAL OFFENSES
         130.   General Offenses
 
TITLE XV:  LAND USAGE
         150.   Building Regulations
         151.   Trailers and Trailer Camps
         152.   Sign Regulations
         153.   Zoning
 
PARALLEL REFERENCES
INDEX
   Section 3.  All prior ordinances pertaining to the subjects treated in the Code of Ordinances shall be deemed repealed from and after the effective date of the Code except as they are included and reordained in whole or in part in the Code; provided that 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 or plats, accepting dedications of land to public use, vacating or setting the boundaries of streets or other public places, nor shall such appeal affect any other ordinance of a temporary or special nature or pertaining to subjects not contained in or covered by the Code.
   Section 4.  The Code shall be deemed published as of the day of its adoption and approval by the Common Council and the Clerk-Treasurer is hereby authorized and ordered to file a copy of the Code in the Office of the City Clerk-Treasurer.
   Section 5.  The Code shall be in full force and effect from and after its date of passage, approval and publication as required by law.  The 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.
   PASSED by the Common Council of the City of Valparaiso, Indiana by a _____ vote of all members present and voting, this 11th day of July, 2005.
                                                             /s/                                   
                                    Jon Costas, Mayor
ATTEST:
                        /s/                     
Sharon E. Swihart, Clerk-Treasurer
   Presented by me to the Mayor of the City of Valparaiso, Indiana, this 11th day of July, 2005 at the hour of         o’clock P.M.
                                                             /s/                                   
                                    Jon Costas, Mayor
                        /s/                     
Sharon E. Swihart, Clerk-Treasurer