CODE OF THE CITY OF RUSSELL, KANSASCODE OF THE CITY OF RUSSELL, KANSAS\ORDINANCE NO. _____

ORDINANCE NO. _____

 

(Published in The Russell County News on the __ day of _______ 2017)

AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE CODIFICATION OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF RUSSELL, KANSAS, PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF CERTAIN OTHER ORDINANCES NOT INCLUDED THEREIN, EXCEPTING CERTAIN ORDINANCES FROM REPEAL AND SAVING CERTAIN ACCRUED RIGHTS AND LIABILITIES.

Be it Ordained by the Governing Body of the City of Russell, Kansas:

Section 1.   Adoption of the Code of the City of Russell, Kansas.

The codification of ordinances of the City of Russell, Kansas, prepared by Citycode Financial LLC, Wichita, Kansas, as set out in the following chapters, Chapters I to XVI and Appendices A and B, all inclusive, and entitled the “Code of the City of Russell, Kansas,” is hereby authorized, adopted and ordained as the “Code of the City of Russell, Kansas.” The Code is authorized by ordinance and was made in conformity with K.S.A. 12-3014 and 12-3015 and amendments thereto. Said code shall be duly certified by the City Clerk. One copy of the code shall be filed in the office of the City Clerk and shall be designated as and shall constitute the official ordinance book. Three additional copies shall be filed in the office of the city clerk and shall be designated for use by the public.

Section 2.   Repeal of general ordinances.

All ordinances and parts of ordinances of a general nature passed prior to [ADOPTION DATE], are hereby repealed as of the date of publication of said code except as hereinafter provided.

Section 3.   Same; excepting certain ordinances from repeal.

In construing this ordinance, the following ordinances shall not be considered or held to be ordinances of a general nature:

(a)   Ordinances pertaining to the acquisition of property or interests in property by gift, purchase, devise, bequest, appropriation or condemnation;

(b)   Ordinances opening, dedicating, widening, vacating or narrowing streets, avenues, alleys and boulevards;

(c)   Ordinances establishing and changing grades of streets, avenues, alleys and boulevards;

(d)   Ordinances naming or changing the names of streets, avenues and boulevards;

(e)   Ordinances authorizing or directing public improvements to be made;

(f)   Ordinances creating districts for public improvements of whatsoever kind or nature;

(g)   Ordinances levying general taxes;

(h)   Ordinances levying special assessments or taxes;

(i)    Ordinances granting any rights, privileges, easements or franchises therein mentioned to any person, firm or corporation;

(j)    Ordinances authorizing the issuance of bonds and other instruments of indebtedness by the city;

(k)   Ordinances authorizing contracts;

(l)    Ordinances establishing the limits of the city or pertaining to annexation or exclusion of territory;

(m)  Ordinances relating to compensation of officials, officers and employees of the city;

(n)   All charter ordinances;

(o)   Any appropriation ordinance or ordinances relating to a specific transfer of funds;

(p)   Any zoning ordinance or ordinances changing the zoning classification of any property within the city or amending the city’s zoning map;

(q)   Ordinances of a temporary nature;

(r)    Any ordinance which is special, although permanent in effect;

(s)   Any ordinance, the purpose of which has not been accomplished.

Provided, that the above enumeration of exceptions shall not be held or deemed to be exclusive, it being the purpose and intention to exempt from repeal any and all ordinances not of a general nature and general ordinances specifically excepted by this section. Ordinances which are not of a general nature shall be numbered consecutively, approved by the governing body, published, and filed with the city clerk, but such ordinances shall not be prepared for insertion in this code, nor be deemed a part hereof.

Section 4.   Arrangement of and notations throughout the code.

The arrangement and classification of the several chapters, articles, and sections of the code adopted by section 1 of this ordinance and the headnotes and footnotes at the ends of the sections, are made for the purpose of convenience and orderly arrangement, and do not constitute a part of the ordinances, and therefore, no implication or presumption of legislative intent or construction is to be drawn therefrom.

Section 5.   Accrued rights and liabilities.

The repeal of ordinances as provided in section 2 hereof, shall not affect any rights acquired, fines, penalties, forfeitures or liabilities incurred thereunder, or actions involving any of the provisions of said ordinances or parts thereof. Said ordinances above repealed are hereby continued in force and effect after the passage, approval and publication of this ordinance for the purpose of such rights, fines, penalties, forfeitures, liabilities and actions therefor.

Section 6.   Severability.

If for any reason any chapter, article, section, subsection, sentence, portion or part of the “Code of the City of Russell, Kansas,” or the application thereof to any person or circumstances is declared to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision will not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this code.

Section 7.   Effective date.

This ordinance shall be published in the official city newspaper and shall take effect and be in force from and after the publication of the “Code of the City of Russell, Kansas” as provided in K.S.A. 12-3015.

ADOPTED AND PASSED by the governing body of the City on [ADOPTION DATE] and APPROVED AND SIGNED by the Mayor.

 

 

(SEAL)                                                                                    U/s/ Raymond C. Mader                         

                                                                                         RAYMOND C. MADER, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

            U/s/ Katrina Woelk                                 

     KATRINA WOELK, City Clerk

 

 

 


 

 

CERTIFICATE OF THE CITY CLERK

 

State of Kansas           )

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Russell County           )

I, Katrina Woelk, City Clerk of the City of Russell, Russell County, Kansas do hereby certify that said city is a city of the second class of the mayor-council-manager form of government under the statutes of Kansas; that this codification of the general ordinances of said city and the publication thereof in book form were ordered and authorized by the governing body by ordinance and in accordance therewith is entitled the “Code of the City of Russell, Kansas,” that said codification was adopted as the “Code of the City of Russell, Kansas,” by the governing body by Ordinance No. [ADOPTION ORDINANCE NUMBER] passed on [ORDINANCE ADOPTION DATE], as authorized by K.S.A. 12-3015; that said ordinance and said codification of general ordinances as contained in this volume will take effect upon publication of 4 or more copies in book form; that the publication of 4 copies of this code in book form and said adoptive ordinance constitute due passage of this code and all general ordinances contained therein; that the codification and said adoptive ordinance as contained herein are true and correct copies; and that said publication imports absolute verity and is to be received in evidence in all courts and places without further proof as provided by K.S.A. 12-3015.

I further certify that the “Code of the City of Russell, Kansas,” and the matter therein contained will take effect and be in force from and after ___________________ ____, 2017 (date of publication of the codification ordinance in the newspaper).

 

 

                        U/s/ Katrina Woelk                                 

            Katrina Woelk, City Clerk

 

DATE: ____________ _____, 2017.