ADOPTING ORDINANCES
ADOPTING ORDINANCE NO. 5-2006
AN ORDINANCE ENACTING A CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE CITY OF WASHINGTON, REVISING, AMENDING, RESTATING, CODIFYING AND COMPILING CERTAIN EXISTING GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISION DEALING WITH SUBJECTS EMBRACED IN SUCH CODE OF ORDINANCES
   WHEREAS, the present general and permanent ordinances of the political subdivision 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 Indiana empower and authorize the political subdivision 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 Legislative Authority of the political subdivision has authorized a general compilation, a revision and codification of the ordinances of the political subdivision 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 municipality and for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, safety and general welfare of the municipality that this ordinance take effect at an early date.
   NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE LEGISLATIVE AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF WASHINGTON:
   SECTION 1:   The general ordinances of the political subdivision as revised, amended, restated codified, and compiled in book form are hereby adopted as shall constitute the “Code of Ordinances of the City of Washington, Indiana.”
   SECTION 2:   Such code of ordinances as adopted in Section 1 shall consist of the following titles attached as Exhibit A to Ord. No. 5-2006 and made a part hereof by reference.
   SECTION 3:   All prior ordinances pertaining to the subjects treated in such code of ordinances shall be deemed repealed from and after the effective date of this ordinance except as they are included and reordained in whole or in part in such code; provided, such repeal shall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 the 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 Legislative Authority and the Clerk of the City of Washington, Indiana is hereby authorized and ordered to file a copy of such code of ordinances in the Office of the Clerk.
   SECTION 5:   Such code shall be in full force and effect upon passage, 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.
   Passed and adopted by the Common Council of the City of Washington, Indiana, this   27th  day of   March  , 2006.
                            /s/ David W. Abel                                   
                           David W. Abel, Presiding Officer
ATTEST:
/s/ Elaine Wellman                 
Elaine Wellman, Clerk-Treasurer
   Presented by me to the Mayor for his approval and signature this   27th  day of   March  , 2006.
                         /s/ Elaine Wellman                                 
                        Elaine Wellman, Clerk-Treasurer
   Approved and signed by me this   27th  day of   March  , 2006.
                         /s/ David W. Abel                                   
                        David W. Abel, Mayor