1-1-1: Title
1-1-2: Intent
1-1-3: Acceptance
1-1-4: Amendments
1-1-5: Code Alterations
1-1-6: Distribution Of Copies
1-1-7: Home Rule Authority
1-1-1: TITLE:
Upon adoption by the board of trustees, this code is hereby declared to be and shall hereafter constitute the municipal code of West Dundee. This code of ordinances shall be known and cited as the WEST DUNDEE MUNICIPAL CODE, and it is hereby published by authority of the board of trustees and shall be kept up to date as provided in section 1-1-4 of this chapter under the direction of the village attorney, acting for said village board of trustees. 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 code by title in any legal document. (Ord. 89-04, 4-3-1989)
1-1-2: INTENT:
All general provisions, terms, phrases and expressions contained in this code shall be liberally construed in order that the true intent of the board of trustees may be fully carried out. (Ord. 89-04, 4-3-1989)
This code, as hereby presented in printed form, and as subsequently amended, shall hereafter be received without further proof in all courts and in all 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. (Ord. 89-04, 4-3-1989)
   A.   Procedure: All amendments shall be by ordinance, adopted by a majority of the corporate authorities then holding office, unless otherwise expressly provided. Any ordinance amending this code shall set forth the title, chapter and section number of the section or sections to be amended, and this shall constitute a sufficient compliance with any statutory requirement pertaining to the amendment or revision by ordinance of any part of this code. All such amendments or revisions by ordinance shall be prepared for insertion in its proper place in each copy of this code by the village clerk. Each such replacement page shall be properly identified and shall be kept in a supplement to be inserted annually into the code.
   B.   Reference To Code: Any additions or amendments to this code, when passed in such form as to indicate the intention of the village president and board of trustees to make the same part of this code, shall be deemed to be incorporated in the ordinance so that a reference to this code shall be understood to include them.
   C.   Recording Amendments:
      1.   It shall be the duty of the village clerk to keep the code up to date by inserting amendments in their proper place upon passage.
      2.   The village clerk shall keep a separate book containing every amendment, repeal or addition passed to this code, with a reference on each copy of such amendments or additions as to the place in the record of ordinances where the original ordinance 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. (Ord. 89-04, 4-3-1989)
It shall be deemed unlawful for any person to alter, change, replace or deface in any way any section or any page of this 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 village board. The 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 an official copy of this code shall make every effort to maintain this code in an up to date and efficient manner. 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 village clerk. Said code books, 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 clerk when directed so to do by order of the village board. (Ord. 89-04, 4-3-1989)
   A.   Custody Of Clerk: All of the printed copies of this code belonging to the village shall be deposited with the village clerk who shall deliver one copy thereof to the village president and each member of the board of trustees, village attorney and village manager direct. Remaining copies may be distributed at a cost of fifty dollars ($50.00) for other than elected or appointed officials of the village. (Ord. 89-04, 4-3-1989; amd. 2004 Code)
   B.   Presentation Of Copies: The village president and board of trustees shall have the power to extend or reciprocate courtesies of other municipalities by presenting them with a copy of this code, bound at the expense of the village, as to them shall seem suitable, and they shall also have the power to present two (2) copies to the Illinois municipal league. (Ord. 89-04, 4-3-1989)
   C.   Loss Of Copy: It shall be the duty of each official of the village entrusted with a copy of this code to return such copy in good condition upon the end of his term of office. Failure to return said copy in good condition shall result in a fine of fifty dollars ($50.00) to replace such code book. (Ord. 89-04, 4-3-1989; amd. 2004 Code)
This code and any amendments thereto constitute an exercise of the village's home rule powers and functions as granted under article VII, section 6, of the constitution of the state of Illinois. (Ord. 00-01, 1-17-2000)