[Ord. No. 97-216 §1, 12-31-1997]
The codification of ordinances of St. Charles County, Missouri, consisting of Titles I through VI inclusive, is hereby adopted and enacted. All provisions of that codification shall be in full force and effect from and after the effective date of this ordinance as set forth herein.
[Ord. No. 97-216 §2, 12-31-1997]
This codification may be known and cited as the "Ordinances of St. Charles County, Missouri".
[Ord. No. 97-216 §3, 12-31-1997]
The provisions appearing in the "Ordinances of St. Charles County, Missouri", so far as they are in substance the same as those of ordinances or orders existing at the time of the adoption of this codification, shall be considered as a continuation of those existing ordinances or orders and not as new enactments.
[Ord. No. 97-216 §4, 12-31-1997]
The "Ordinances of St. Charles County, Missouri", contains all ordinances of a general and permanent nature of St. Charles County, Missouri, enacted since January 1, 1993, including all ordinances dealing with administration, elections, building and property regulation, business and occupations, health and sanitation, public order, and similar objects. The "Ordinances of St. Charles County, Missouri", also contains certain orders of a general and permanent nature approved on or by December 31, 1992, by the former St. Charles County Commission or Court, including orders dealing with administration, elections, building and property regulation, business and occupations, health and sanitation, public order, and similar objects.
[Ord. No. 97-216 §5, 12-31-1997]
Exclusion of any ordinance or order from the "Ordinances of St. Charles, Missouri", does not constitute the repeal of that ordinance or order.
[Ord. No. 97-216 §6, 12-31-1997]
Ordinances and orders excluded from the "Ordinances of St. Charles County, Missouri", include the following:
Ordinances or orders promising or guaranteeing the payment of money for the County, or authorizing the issuance of any bonds or notes of the County or any other evidence of the County's indebtedness, or authorizing any contract or obligation assumed by the County;
Ordinances or orders levying taxes or making special assessments;
Ordinances or orders appropriating funds or establishing salaries and compensation, and providing for expenses;
Ordinances or orders granting franchises or rights to any person, firm or corporation;
Ordinances or orders relating to the dedication, opening, closing, naming, establishment of grades, improvement, altering, paving, widening or vacating of streets, alleys, sidewalks or public places;
Ordinances or orders authorizing or relating to particular public improvements;
Ordinances or orders respecting the conveyance or acceptance of real property or easements in real property;
Ordinances or orders dedicating, accepting, or vacating any plat or subdivision in the County or any part thereof, or providing regulations for the same;
Zoning ordinances or orders not previously repealed and not contained in this Code;
Ordinances or orders establishing TIF districts or redevelopment districts.
[Ord. No. 97-216 §7, 12-31-1997]
No offense committed and no fine, penalty or forfeiture incurred, or prosecution commenced or pending previous to or at the time when any ordinance provision is repealed or amended, shall be affected by the repeal or amendment, but the trial and punishment of all such offenses, and the recovery of the fines, penalties or forfeitures shall be had, in all respects, as if the provision had not been repealed or amended, except that:
All such proceedings shall be conducted according to existing procedural laws; and
If the penalty or punishment for any offense is reduced or lessened by an alteration of the law creating the offense prior to original sentencing, the penalty or punishment shall be assessed according to the amendatory ordinance.
[Ord. No. 97-216 §8, 12-31-1997]
Unless otherwise expressly provided, an ordinance that repeals a former ordinance, clause or provision does not:
Revive that former ordinance, clause or provision; or
Abate, annul or in any other way affect any proceedings had or commenced under or by virtue of the ordinance so repealed, but the same shall be as effectual and shall be proceeded on to final judgment and termination as if the repealing ordinance had not passed.
[Ord. No. 97-216 §9, 12-31-1997]
The Official Copy of the "Ordinances of St. Charles County, Missouri", bearing the signatures of the Chair of the Council and of the County Executive and the attestation of the County Registrar as to its adoption, shall be kept on file in the office of the County Registrar. It shall be the express duty of the County Registrar or of someone authorized by that officer to insert in their designated places all amendments and all ordinances or resolutions which indicate the intention of the County Council to make the same part of the "Ordinances of St. Charles County, Missouri", when the same have been printed or reprinted in page form, and to extract from the "Ordinances of St. Charles County, Missouri", all provisions which from time to time may be repealed by the County Council. This Official Copy of the "Ordinances of St. Charles County, Missouri", and an extra copy of same, shall be available to all persons desiring to examine it.
[Ord. No. 97-216 §10, 12-31-1997]
Each Section number in the "Ordinances of St. Charles County, Missouri", shall consist of two (2) parts separated by a period, the figure before the period referring to the Chapter number, and the figure after the period referring to the position of the Section in the Chapter. Both figures shall consist of three (3) digits.
[Ord. No. 97-216 §11, 12-31-1997]
The headings of the Sections and Chapters of the "Ordinances of St. Charles County, Missouri", are intended as guides and not as part of this codification for purposes of interpretation or construction.
[Ord. No. 97-216 §12, 12-31-1997]
It is hereby declared to be the intention of the County Council that all of the chapters, sections, paragraphs, sentences, clauses and phrases of the "Ordinances of St. Charles County, Missouri", shall be severable. In the event that any such provision of this Codification is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unconstitutional or unlawful, the remaining provisions are valid unless the court finds that a valid provision is so essentially and inseparably connected with and so dependent upon the void one that it cannot be presumed that the County Council could have enacted the valid provision without the void one; or unless the court finds that the valid provision, standing alone, is incompetent and incapable of being executed in accordance with legislative intent.
[Ord. No. 97-216 §13, 12-31-1997]
This ordinance shall be in full force and effect on January 1, 1998.