Adopting Ordinance
ORDINANCE NO. 917
AN ORDINANCE ENACTING A CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON, MINNESOTA, AMENDING, RESTATING, REVISING, UPDATING, CODIFYING AND COMPILING CERTAIN ORDINANCES OF THE CITY DEALING WITH THE SUBJECTS EMBRACED IN THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR THE VIOLATION OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES.
WHEREAS Minnesota Statutes Sections 415.02 and 415.21, and Worthington City Charter Section 4.08 authorize the city to cause its ordinances to be codified and printed in a book,
NOW THEREFORE, the City Council of the City of Worthington, Minnesota, Do Ordain:
   Section 1.
The general ordinances of the City as amended, restated, revised, updated, codified and compiled in book form, including penalties for the violations of various provisions thereof, are hereby adopted and shall constitute the "Code of Ordinances of the City of Worthington." This Code of Ordinances also adopts by reference certain statutes and administrative rules of the State of Minnesota as named in the Code of Ordinances.
   Section 2.
The Code of Ordinances as adopted in Section 1 shall consist of the following chapters:
   TITLE I:  GENERAL PROVISIONS
      Chapter 10.   General Provisions
   TITLE III:  ADMINISTRATION
      Chapter 30.   General Provisions
      Chapter 31.   Departments, Boards and Commissions
      Chapter 32.   Taxation
   TITLE V: PUBLIC WORKS
      Chapter 50.   General Provisions
      Chapter 51.   Sewer Regulations
      Chapter 52.   Solid Waste
      Chapter 53.   Water Regulations
   TITLE VII: TRAFFIC CODE
      Chapter 70.   General Provisions
      Chapter 71.   Traffic Regulations
      Chapter 72.   Parking Regulations
   TITLE IX: GENERAL REGULATIONS
      Chapter 90.   Animals
      Chapter 91.   Fire Prevention
      Chapter 92.   Health and Safety; Nuisances
      Chapter 93.   Parks and Recreation
      Chapter 94.   Streets and Sidewalks
      Chapter 95.   Trees
   TITLE XI: BUSINESS REGULATIONS
      Chapter 110. General Business Licensing and Regulation
      Chapter 111. Liquor Regulations
      Chapter 112. Adult Oriented Businesses
      Chapter 113. Peddlers and Solicitors
      Chapter 114. Cable Television Regulations
      Chapter 115. Pawnbrokers
      Chapter 116. Lawful Gambling
      Chapter 117. Amusement and Entertainment Businesses
      Chapter 118. Taxicabs
   TITLE XIII: GENERAL OFFENSES
      Chapter 130. General Offenses
   TITLE XV: LAND USAGE
      Chapter 150. Building Regulations
      Chapter 151. Planning
      Chapter 152. Flood Plain Management
      Chapter 153. Signs
      Chapter 154. Subdivisions
      Chapter 155. Zoning
   TABLE OF SPECIAL ORDINANCES
      Table I.      Annexations
      Table II.   Franchises
      Table III.   Vacated Property
      Table IV.   Zoning Map Amendments
      Table V.   Special Service Districts
   Section 3.
All prior ordinances and provisions of city codes, pertaining to the subjects treated in the Code of Ordinances of the City of Worthington, shall be deemed repealed from and after the effective date of this ordinance, except as they are included and re-ordained in whole or in part in the Code of Ordinances; provided, this repeal shall not affect any offense committed or penalty incurred or any right established prior to the effective date of this ordinance, nor shall this 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 this repeal affect any other ordinance of a temporary or special nature or pertaining to subjects not contained in or covered by the Code of Ordinances. All fees established in prior ordinances codified in this Code shall remain in effect unless amended in this code or until an ordinance adopting a fee schedule is adopted or amended.
   Section 4.
This ordinance adopting the Code of Ordinances of the City of Worthington shall be a sufficient publication of any ordinance included in it and not previously published in the City's official newspaper. The Clerk of the City shall cause a substantial quantity of the Code of Ordinances to be printed for general distribution to the public at actual cost and shall furnish a copy of the Code of Ordinances to the County Law Library or its designated depository. The official copy of this Code of Ordinances shall be marked and kept in the office of the City Clerk.
   Section 5.
The Code of Ordinances is declared to be prima facie evidence of the law of the City and shall be received in evidence as provided by Minnesota Statutes by the Courts of the State of Minnesota.
   Section 6.
This ordinance adopting the Code of Ordinances, and the Code of Ordinances itself, shall take effect upon publication of this ordinance in the City's official newspaper.
Passed by the City Council of the City of Worthington, Minnesota, this 8th day of January, 2001.
(SEAL)
   Robert J. Demuth /s/                       
   Mayor                                           
Attest: Karen Buchman /s/                         
   City Clerk