[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Leonardtown as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Adoption of Code
[Adopted 3-14-1994 by Ord. No. 78]
The ordinances of the Town of Leonardtown, County of St. Mary's, State of Maryland, of a general and permanent nature, adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Leonardtown, as revised, codified and consolidated into chapters and sections by General Code Publishers Corp. and consisting of Chapters 1 through 155, together with an Appendix, are hereby approved, adopted, ordained and enacted as the Code of the Town of Leonardtown, hereinafter known and referred to as the "Code."
The provisions of the Code, insofar as they are substantively the same as those of 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 ordinance. All such provisions are hereby continued in full force and effect and are hereby reaffirmed as to their adoption by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Leonardtown, and it is the intention of said Mayor and Council that each such provision contained within the Code is hereby reaffirmed as it appears in the Code.
A copy of the Code, in loose-leaf form, has been filed in the office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Leonardtown and shall remain there for use and examination by the public until final action is taken on this ordinance; and, if this ordinance shall be adopted, such copy shall be certified to by the Town Clerk of the Town of Leonardtown by impressing thereon the Seal of the town, and such certified copy shall remain on file in the office of said Town Clerk to be made available to persons desiring to examine the same during all times when said Code is in effect.
Any and all additions, deletions, amendments or supplements to the Code or any new ordinances, when enacted or adopted in such form as to indicate the intention of the Mayor and Council to be a part thereof, shall be deemed to be incorporated into such Code so that reference to the Code 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 enacted or adopted, they shall thereafter be printed and, as provided hereunder, inserted in the loose-leaf book containing said Code as amendments and supplements thereto.
It shall be the duty of the Town Clerk or such other authorized person to keep up-to-date the certified copy of the book containing the Code of the Town of Leonardtown required to be filed in the office of the Town Clerk for use by the public. All changes in said Code and all ordinances adopted by the Mayor and Council subsequent to the enactment of this ordinance in such form as to indicate the intention of said Mayor and Council to be a part of said Code shall, when finally enacted or adopted, be included therein by temporary attachment of copies of such changes or ordinances until such changes or ordinances are printed as supplements to said Code book, at which time such supplements shall be inserted therein.
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 part thereof to be unconstitutional, void or ineffective for any cause shall not be deemed to affect the validity or constitutionality of any section or part thereof.
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 Town of Leonardtown which is not in conflict with the provisions of the Code shall be deemed to remain in full force and effect.
In compiling and preparing the ordinances of the Town of Leonardtown for adoption and revision as part of the Code, certain grammatical and other minor changes were made in one or more of said ordinances. It is the intention of the Mayor and Council that all such changes be adopted as part of the Code as if the ordinances so changed had been previously formally adopted to read as such.
In addition, the following changes, amendments or revisions are made herewith, to become effective upon the effective date of this ordinance. (Chapter and section number references are to the ordinances as they have been renumbered and appear in the Code.)
Editor's Note: In accordance with § 1-8B, the following original sections or chapters were added or amended: §§ 48-3, 56-2, 65-2, 82-1A, 82-2B, 97-8B, 107-9, 107-10, 107-26, 112-3, 116-2, 128-2, 128-4, 128-6, 128-8, 128-10, 128-12, 128-14, 128-26B, 131-5, 131-8I, 131-16, 134-6, 141-4B, 141-9A, 150-11C, 155-6 and 155-100B. For a complete description of all changes, see Ord. No. 78, a complete copy of which is on file in the office of the Town Clerk.
The effective date of all provisions of this Code shall be July 1, 1990.