ADOPTING ORDINANCES
ORDINANCE NO. 970
   AN ORDINANCE ENACTING A CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE CITY OF WILLIAMS, ARIZONA, REVISING, AMENDING, RESTATING, CODIFYING AND COMPILING CERTAIN EXISTING GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF WILLIAMS DEALING WITH SUBJECTS EMBRACED IN SUCH CODE OF ORDINANCES, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
   WHEREAS, the present general and permanent ordinances of the City of Williams 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 Arizona 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 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 Williams, Arizona, as follows:
Section I.   The general ordinances of the City as revised, amended, restated, codified, and compiled in book form are hereby adopted as and shall constitute the “Code of Ordinances of the City of Williams, Arizona.”
Section II.   Such Code of Ordinances as adopted in Section I shall consist of the following Titles:
         TITLE I      GENERAL PROVISIONS
         TITLE III      ADMINISTRATION
         TITLE V      PUBLIC WORKS
         TITLE VII      TRAFFIC CODE
         TITLE IX      GENERAL REGULATION
         TITLE XI      BUSINESS REGULATIONS
         TITLE XIII   GENERAL OFFENSES
         TITLE XV      LAND USAGE
Section III.   All prior ordinances pertaining to the subjects treated in such Code of Ordinances shall be deemed repealed from and after the effective date of this ordinance except as they are included and reordained in whole or in part in such Code; provided, such repeal shall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 IV.   Such Code shall be deemed published as of the day of its adoption and approval by the City Council and the Clerk of the City is hereby authorized and ordered to file a copy of such Code of Ordinances in the Office of the Clerk.
Section V.   Such Code shall be in full force and effect as provided in Section VI, 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 VI.   This ordinance is declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the peace, health, safety and general welfare of the people of this City, and shall take effect at the earliest date provided by law.
   PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Williams, Arizona, this 24th day of January 2019, by the following vote:
AYES:     6          NAYES:   0     ABSENT:      
EXCUSED:            ABSTAINED:        
   APPROVED this 10th day of January 2019.
  \s\ John W. Moore                     
John W. Moore, Mayor
ATTEST:
  \s\ Pamela Galvan                       
Pamela Galvan, City Clerk
APPROVED AS TO FORM:
  \s\  signed by City Attorney                                       
City Attorney - Mangum, Wall, Stoops & Warden, PLLC