Section 1. Existing Ordinances Repealed.
All ordinances of the City of Mazeppa now existing are hereby repealed as of ___________________.
Section 2. Revised Ordinances Adopted.
There is hereby adopted as and for the ordinances of the City of Mazeppa, Minnesota, that certain revision and codification of its ordinances contained in a printed volume entitled “Revised Ordinances of the City of Mazeppa, Minnesota” as the same has been presented to this Council at a regularly called meeting. Said printed volume is herewith ordered to be filed with and as a part of official records of the City in the office of the City Clerk. Said revised Ordinances shall become effective as of _____________________.
Section 3. Proceedings under Previous Ordinances.
No action, suit, proceeding, cause of action, obligation, right or liability hitherto created by, or instituted or existing under the terms and provisions of any of the Ordinances repealed hereby shall by such repeal be abolished, annulled, altered or amended, but such action, suit, proceeding, cause of action, obligation, right or liability shall continue in full force and effect without regard to the terms and provisions of this ordinance, subject to further action by the City in accordance with this law.
Section 4. Amendments and New Ordinances: Periodic Revision.
Amendments to said revised Ordinances and new Ordinances shall become effective upon their adoption in accordance with the laws of the State of Minnesota. The City Council shall annually, or at such other interval of time as it may determine, cause said revised Ordinances to be periodically revised to include amendments thereto, and new Ordinances.
Section 5. Distribution to the Public.
The City Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to prepare a sufficient quantity of said revised Ordinances for general distribution to the public, and to publish in the official newspaper for at least one week, a notice that copies of said revised Ordinances are available at the City Clerk’s office. The City Clerk is further authorized and directed to cause to be separately printed such portion or portions of said revised Ordinances as may be convenient and desirable, and to keep available for distribution from time to time such amendments to Ordinances and new Ordinances as the City Council may direct, in accordance with Section 4 hereof.
Section 6. Definitions.
In all Ordinances contained in said revised Ordinances or hereafter adopted, words shall have the following meanings, unless otherwise stated:
(a) “Clerk” means the City Clerk of the City of Mazeppa.
(b) “City” means the City of Mazeppa.
(c) “Council” means the City Council of the City of Mazeppa.
(d) “Mayor” means the Mayor of the City of Mazeppa.
(e) “Person” means any natural person, partnership, firm, trust, estate, association, or corporation, wherever permitted by context, and the singular includes also the plural.
(f) “Treasurer” means the City Treasurer of the City of Mazeppa.
(g) “City Clerk” means the City Clerk of the City of Mazeppa.
(h) “City Council” means the City Council of the City of Mazeppa.
(i) “City Treasurer” means the City Treasurer of the City of Mazeppa.
Section 7. Territorial Application.
Unless otherwise expressly stated, Ordinances shall be deemed to apply only to acts done in the City or to the omission of acts which should have been done in the City.
Section 8. Section Headings.
The section headings appearing in the various Ordinances, which are inserted between the number of various sections and the text thereof, shall not be given any weight in the interpretation of any Ordinance or any section thereof.
Section 9. Separability.
If any Ordinance contained in the revised Ordinances, or hereafter enacted, or any part of any such Ordinance or amendment thereof, shall be held to be invalid or suspended under the Constitution or laws of the United States, or the Constitution or laws of the State of Minnesota, such invalidity or suspension shall not be deemed to apply to any other Ordinance or part thereof, or to any part of the Ordinance a part of which was so held invalid or suspended, unless specifically provided otherwise.
Section 10. Evidence.
Said revised Ordinances are hereby declared to be prima facie evidence of the law of the City.
Section 11. Penalties.
Wherever not otherwise provided, any violation of any Ordinance or any part thereof shall be a misdemeanor as defined in Minnesota Statutes §609.02.