ADOPTING ORDINANCE
ORDINANCE NO. 10-0119
AN ORDINANCE ENACTING A CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE CITY OF WILLIS, TEXAS, REVISING, AMENDING, RESTATING, CODIFYING AND COMPILING CERTAIN EXISTING GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISION DEALING WITH SUBJECTS EMBRACED IN SUCH CODE OF ORDINANCES, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
WHEREAS, the present general and permanent ordinances of the City of Willis, Texas 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 Texas empower and authorize the City of Willis, Texas 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 Willis, Texas has authorized a general compilation, revision and codification of the ordinances of the City of Willis, Texas 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 CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILLIS, TEXAS:
Section 1.   The general ordinances of the City of Willis, Texas 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 Willis, Texas.”
Section 2.   Such Code of Ordinances as adopted in Section 1 shall consist of the following Titles:
      TITLE I:   GENERAL PROVISIONS
            10.    General Provisions
      TITLE III:   ADMINISTRATION
            30.   City Policies
            31.   City Officials
            32.   City Organizations
            33.   Taxation and Finance
            34.   Code of Ethics
            35.   Records Management
            36.   Personnel
            37.   Emergency Management
      TITLE V:   PUBLIC WORKS
            50.   Solid Waste
            51.   Water and Sewer Rates and Charges
            52.   Discharges Into Sanitary Sewers
            53.   Sewer Use
      TITLE VII:   TRAFFIC CODE
            70.   General Provisions
            71.   Traffic Regulations
            72.   Parking Regulations
            73.   Traffic Schedules
            74.   Parking Schedules
      TITLE IX:   GENERAL REGULATIONS
            90.   Animals
            91.   Tow Trucks
            92.   Nuisances
            93.   Parks and Recreation
            94.   Parades
            95.   Public Rights-of-Way
            96.   Fair Housing
      TITLE XI:   BUSINESS REGULATIONS
            110.   Sexually-Oriented Businesses
            111.   Peddlers and Solicitors
            112.   Alcoholic Beverages
            113.   Oil and Gas
      TITLE XIII:   GENERAL OFFENSES
            130.  General Offenses
      TITLE XV:   LAND USAGE
            150.   General Provisions
            151.   Manufactured Homes
            152.   Unsafe and Substandard Buildings
            153.   Flood Damage Prevention
            154.   Subdivision Regulations
            155.   Zoning Code
      TABLE OF SPECIAL ORDINANCES
            I.   Franchises
            II.   Annexations
            III.   Economic Development
            IV.   Vacations
            V.   Contracts and Agreements
      PARALLEL REFERENCES
            References to Texas Codes
            References to Ordinances
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 City of Willis, Texas and the City Secretary of the City of Willis, Texas is hereby authorized and ordered to file a copy of such Code of Ordinances in the Office of the City Secretary.
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 the peace, health, safety and general welfare of the people of this municipality, and shall take effect at the earliest date provided by law.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Willis, Texas on this 19th day of    January, 2010.
                           Leonard Reed  /s/                       
                           MAYOR
ATTEST:
  Brenda Burns  /s/                           
  City Secretary