1.1.1: Title
1.1.2: Acceptance
1.1.3: Amendments
1.1.4: Code Alteration
1.1.5: Jurisdiction
1.1.6: Home Rule Authority
1.1.1: TITLE:
Upon adoption by the council, this code is hereby declared to be and shall hereafter constitute the official city code of the city of Woodstock. This code of ordinances shall be known and cited as the WOODSTOCK CITY CODE, and it is hereby published by authority of the council and shall be kept up to date as provided in section 1.1.3 of this chapter under the direction of the city attorney, acting for the said city council. 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 documents. (1986 Code)
This code, as hereby presented in printed form, shall hereafter be received without further proof in all courts and in all administrative tribunals of this state as the ordinances of the city of general and permanent effect, except the excluded ordinances enumerated in section 1.2.1 of this title. (1986 Code)
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 sufficient compliance with any statutory requirement pertaining to the amendment or revision by ordinance of any part of this code. (1986 Code)
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 city council. 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 said 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 city clerk. Said code books, while in actual possession of officials and other interested persons, shall be and remain the property of the city and shall be returned to the office of the clerk when directed so to do by order of the city council. (1986 Code)
Unless otherwise provided in this code, this code applies to acts performed within the corporate limits of the city. Provisions of this code also apply to acts performed outside the corporate limits and up to the limits prescribed by law, where the law confers power on the city to regulate such particular acts outside the corporate limits. (1963 Code, §1.07)
   A.   On January 10, 2017, the Illinois secretary of state certified that the city of Woodstock became an automatic home rule unit by population as of September 9, 2016.
   B.   Effective January 17, 2017, this code and any amendments thereto constitute an exercise of the city's home rule powers and functions as granted under article VII, section 6, of the constitution of the state of Illinois. (Ord. 17-O-01, 1-17-2017)