[HISTORY Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Grafton by Ord. No. 004, Series 2018. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to § 66.0103, Wis. Stats., the ordinances of the Village of Grafton of a general and permanent nature adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Grafton, as revised, codified and consolidated by General Code, and consisting of Titles 1 through 25, are hereby approved, adopted, ordained and enacted as the "Code of the Village of Grafton," hereinafter referred to as the "Code."
This ordinance and the Code shall supersede all other general and permanent ordinances enacted prior to the enactment of this Code, except such ordinances as are hereinafter expressly saved from repeal or continued in force.
The provisions of the Code, insofar as they are substantively the same as those of the ordinances in force immediately prior to the enactment of the Code by this ordinance, are intended as a continuation of such ordinances and not as new enactments, and the effectiveness of such provisions shall date from the date of adoption of the prior ordinances.
A copy of the Code has been filed in the office of the Village Clerk and has remained there for use and examination by the public for at least two weeks, in accordance with § 66.0103, Wis. Stats., and until final action is taken on this ordinance, and, if this ordinance shall be adopted, such copy shall be certified to by the Village Clerk, and such certified copy shall remain on file in the office of said Village Clerk to be made available to persons desiring to examine the same during all times while said Code is in effect.
Any and all additions, deletions, amendments or supplements to the Code, when adopted in such form as to indicate the intention of the Village Board to make them a part thereof, shall be deemed to be incorporated into such Code so that reference to the "Code of the Village of Grafton" shall be understood and intended to include such additions, deletions, amendments or supplements. Whenever such additions, deletions, amendments or supplements to the Code shall be adopted, they shall thereafter be inserted in the Code as amendments and supplements thereto.
The Clerk of the Village of Grafton, pursuant to law, shall cause to be published, in the manner required by law, a notice of the adoption of this ordinance. Sufficient copies of the Code shall be maintained in the office of the Clerk for inspection by the public at all times during regular office hours. The publication of notice of the enactment of this ordinance, coupled with the availability of a copy of the Code for inspection by the public, shall be deemed, held and considered to be due and legal publication of all provisions of the Code for all purposes.
It shall be the duty of the Village Clerk, or someone authorized and directed by the Clerk, to keep up-to-date the certified copy of the Code required to be filed in the Clerk's office for use by the public. All changes in said Code and all ordinances adopted subsequent to the effective date of this codification which shall be adopted specifically as part of the Code shall, when finally adopted, be included therein by reference until such changes or new ordinances are included as supplements to said Code.
Copies of the Code, or any chapter or portion of it, may be purchased from the Clerk or an authorized agent of the Clerk upon the payment of a fee to be set by the Village Board. The Clerk may also arrange for procedures for the periodic supplementation of the Code.
It shall be unlawful for anyone to improperly change or amend, by additions or deletions, any part or portion of the Code or to alter or tamper with such Code in any manner whatsoever which will cause the law of the Village of Grafton to be misrepresented thereby. Anyone violating this section or any part of this ordinance shall be subject, upon conviction, to a penalty as provided in Chapter 1.08 of the Code.
Each section of the Code and every part of each section is an independent section or part of a section, and the holding of any section or a part thereof to be unconstitutional, void or ineffective for any cause shall not be deemed to affect the validity or constitutionality of any other sections or parts thereof. If any provision of this Code or the application thereof to any person or circumstances is held invalid, the remainder of this Code and the application of such provision to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected thereby.
Each section of this ordinance is an independent section, and the holding of any section or part thereof to be unconstitutional, void or ineffective for any cause shall not be deemed to affect the validity or constitutionality of any other sections or parts thereof.
All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent with the provisions contained in the Code adopted by this ordinance are hereby repealed; provided, however, that such repeal shall only be to the extent of such inconsistency, and any valid legislation of the Village of Grafton which is not in conflict with the provisions of the Code shall be deemed to remain in full force and effect.
The adoption of this Code and the repeal of ordinances provided for in § 1.01.120 of this ordinance shall not affect the following ordinances, rights and obligations, which are hereby expressly saved from repeal:
Any ordinance adopted subsequent to December 18, 2017.
Any right or liability established, accrued or incurred under any legislative provision prior to the effective date of this ordinance or any action or proceeding brought for the enforcement of such right or liability.
Any offense or act committed or done before the effective date of this ordinance in violation of any legislative provision or any penalty, punishment or forfeiture which may result therefrom.
Any prosecution, indictment, action, suit or other proceeding pending or any judgment rendered prior to the effective date of this ordinance brought pursuant to any legislative provision.
Any franchise, license, right, easement or privilege heretofore granted or conferred, including former Ch. 5.44 Cable Television Franchise.
Any ordinance providing for the laying out, opening, altering, widening, relocating, straightening, establishing grade, changing name, improvement, acceptance or vacation of any right-of-way, easement, street, road, highway, park or other public place or any portion thereof.
Any ordinance appropriating money or transferring funds, promising or guaranteeing the payment of money or authorizing the issuance and delivery of any bond or other instruments or evidence of the Village's indebtedness.
Ordinances authorizing the purchase, sale, lease or transfer of property or any lawful contract or obligation.
The levy or imposition of taxes, assessments or charges.
The annexation or dedication of property or approval of preliminary or final subdivision plats.
Ordinances providing for local improvements or assessing taxes or special assessments therefor.
All currently effective ordinances pertaining to the rate and manner of payment of salaries and compensation of officers and employees.
Any legislation relating to or establishing a pension plan or pension fund for municipal employees.
Any ordinances adopting or amending the Zoning Map or otherwise rezoning property.
Any charter ordinances.
Any ordinance or portion of an ordinance establishing or amending a specific fee amount for any license, permit or service obtained from the Village.
Any ordinance or portion of an ordinance establishing or amending a deposit or bond schedule.
Any ordinance or portion of an ordinance establishing or amending rates or charges for water or sewer service.
In compiling and preparing the ordinances for publication as the Code of the Village of Grafton, no changes in the meaning or intent of such ordinances have been made, except as provided for in Subsections B and C hereof. Certain grammatical changes and other minor nonsubstantive changes were made in one or more of said pieces of legislation. It is the intention of the Village Board that all such changes be adopted as part of the Code as if the ordinances had been previously formally amended to read as such.
The following changes are made throughout the Code:
References to specific chapters and sections of the Wisconsin Statutes and Wisconsin Administrative Code are amended to reflect the numbering of the statutes and Administrative Code as of the publication of this Code. References to state departments have also been updated.
Nomenclature. The following terms are updated:
"Chairman" or "Chairperson" to "Chair."
"Zoning Board of Appeals" to "Board of Appeals."
"Firemen" and "policemen" to "firefighters" and "police officers."
"Finance Director" to "Director of Administrative Services."
"Treasurer" to "Director of Administrative Services."
"Clerk-Treasurer" or "Clerk" to "Village Clerk."
"Health Officer," "Health Department" or "Village Health Authorities" to "Village Health Inspector."
"Village Tree Committee" to "Board of Public Works."
"Water and Wastewater Commission" to "Board of Public Works."
"Street Department" to "Department of Public Works."
"Planning Commission" to "Plan Commission."
"Master Plan" of Village to "Comprehensive Plan."
"Planning Director" to "Director of Planning and Development."
The amendments and/or additions as set forth in Schedule A attached hereto and made a part hereof are made herewith, to become effective upon the effective date of this ordinance.
Editor's Note: In accordance with § 1.01.140C, the chapters and sections which were amended, added, deleted or adopted by this ordinance are indicated throughout the Code by a footnote referring to Title 1, General Provisions, Chapter 1.01, Code Adoption. During routine supplementation, footnotes indicating amendments, additions or deletions will be replaced with the following history: "Amended (added, adopted, repealed) 8-6-2018 by Ord. No. 004-2018." Schedule A, which contains a complete description of all changes, is on file in the Village offices.
This ordinance shall take effect upon passage and publication as required by law.