Nothing in this Code of Ordinances or the ordinance adopting this Code shall be construed to repeal, or otherwise affect the validity of, any of the following, and all such ordinances are hereby recognized as continuing in full force and effect to the same extent as if set out at length herein:
Ordinances promising or guaranteeing the payment of money for the City of Weatherford, authorizing the issuance of any municipal bonds or any evidence of the municipality's indebtedness;
Appropriation Ordinances, or ordinances providing for (a) the levy of taxes, (b) an annual budget or (c) prescribing salaries for municipal officers and employees;
Ordinances annexing or de-annexing territory to or from the City of Weatherford;
Ordinances approving, authorizing or otherwise relating to, any contract, agreement, lease deed or other instrument, or granting any franchise;
Ordinances authorizing or otherwise relating to specific public improvements;
Ordinances vacating, opening or dedicating specific streets and alleys;
Ordinances relating to specific street improvements and assessments therefor;
Ordinances relating to the grade or alignment of specific streets;
Ordinances naming or renaming specific streets;
Ordinances granting railroads the right to use specific streets and alleys;
Ordinances changing the zoning district classification of a specific parcel of real property; or
Temporary or special ordinances.
Provisions of state law which affect the City of Weatherford because of its general relationship to the State, may not be enumerated herein, but may be adopted by reference as inseparable parts of this Code of Ordinances.
Provisions of state law which prescribe specific actions or laws for the City of Weatherford, and its citizens, may be included in this Code of Ordinances for purposes of clarity.
Provisions of state law in matters of wider public concern which are not enumerated herein, but which affect the City of Weatherford, and its citizens in a general way, may not be enumerated herein, but may nevertheless be made a part of this Code of Ordinances through adoption by reference.
All provisions which are of purely local concern shall be specifically enumerated in this Code of Ordinances. The regulations, rules, prohibitions, nuisances, offenses and other provisions which are of purely local concern, as provided by state law, and are specifically enumerated herein in detail, shall be enforced by the City of Weatherford; duly authorized officers and agents of the city shall have all power, duties and responsibilities necessary to enforce the same.
Nothing in this Code of Ordinances or the Ordinance adopting this Code shall affect any offense or act committed or done, any penalty or forfeiture incurred, or any contract or right established or accruing, before the effective date of this Code.
The ordinances embraced in this and all other chapters and sections shall constitute and be designated the "Code of Ordinances, City of Weatherford, Oklahoma," and may be so cited. Such Code may also be cited as the "City of Weatherford, Oklahoma, City Code" or the "City of Weatherford, Oklahoma, Municipal Code."
The catchlines of the sections of this Code of Ordinances which are in bold print, are intended as mere catchwords to indicate the contents of the sections and shall not be deemed, or taken to be, titles of such sections, nor as any part of the sections, nor, unless expressly so provided, shall they be so deemed when any of such sections, including the catchlines, are amended or reenacted.
It is hereby declared to be the intention of the City Commission of the City of Weatherford, that the Sections, paragraphs, sentences, clauses and phrases of this Code of Ordinances are severable and if any phrase, clause, sentence, paragraph or section of the Code shall be declared invalid by the judgment or decree of any court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity shall not affect any of the remaining phrases, clauses, sentences, paragraphs and sections of the Code, since the same would have been enacted by the City Commission without the incorporation in this Code of any such invalid phrase, clause, sentence, paragraph or section.
Further, if any word, phrase, clause, sentence, paragraph or section of this Code of Ordinances shall seem invalid through printing or typographical error such error or misprint shall not serve to misconstrue or invalidate the intent thereof, nor affect in any way the intent or validity of any or all other words, phrases, clauses, sentences, paragraphs or sections of this Code.