Back To Board Minutes Listing Chapter 1 GENERAL PROVISION | Thursday, January 15, 2015
BE IT ORDAINED by the President and Board of Trustees of the village of Colfax, Illinois, as follows:




(a) TITLE. This code of ordinances may be known and cited as the Colfax Municipal Code.

(b) AMENDMENTS. Any additions or amendments to this code are incorporated in this code as that a reference to the Colfax Municipal Code includes such additions and amendments.

(c) NUMBERING OF SECTIONS. Each section number of this code shall consist of two component 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 in the section within the chapter.

(d) NUMBERING ADDITIONS. The decimal system shall be used for all additions and amendments to this code. When a chapter or section is added, the new chapter or section shall be given a decimal character.

(a) Terms used in this code, unless specifically defined in this code, have the meanings prescribed by the Illinois Revised Statues for the same terms.

(b) Terms used in this code have the following meanings:
VILLAGE: Village of Colfax

COUNTY: McLean County

STATE: State of Illinois

VILLAGE BOARD or BOARD OF TRUSTEES: The Board of Trustees of the Village of Colfax, Illinois.

VILLAGE CLERK OR CLERK: The Village Clerk of the Village of ?Colfax and similarly the title of any other officer, board or commission shall mean such officer, board or commission of the Village of Colfax unless otherwise stated.

PERSON: Any natural individual, firm, partnership, trust, estate, club, association, or corporation. As applied to partnerships or associations the word includes the partners or members thereof; as applied to corporations it includes the officers, agents, or employees thereof who are responsible for the act referred to. The singular includes the plural, and the plural includes the singular. the masculine gender includes the feminine and neuter genders.

ILLINOIS REVISED STATUES: The 1973 edition of the Illinois Revised Statues and when later editions are published the latest publication thereof.

ILLINOIS MUNICIPAL CODE: Chapter 24 of the Illinois Revised Statues.

THIS CODE: The Colfax Municipal Code.

1.03 REPEAL OF ORDINANCES. (a) All general ordinances or parts thereof heretofore adopted by the President and Board of Trustees and not included in this code are repealed, except the following which are hereby continued in full force and effect:

1. Ordinances authorizing contracts or the issue of municipal notes or bonds;

2. Ordinances levying taxes or making special assessments;

3. Ordinances appropriating funds or establishing salaries;

4. Ordinances granting franchises or rights to corporations;

5. Ordinances relating to the establishments, dedication, opening, grade, naming, improvement, altering, widening or vacating of any streets, alleys, sidewalks, parks or public grounds;

6. Ordinances respecting the annexation of territory to the Village, or the conveyance or acceptance of real property or easements in real property;

7. Ordinances authorizing or relating to particular public improvements;

8. Zoning ordinances;

9. Any special ordinances not in conflict with the provision of this code.

(b) The provision of this code, so far as they are the same in substance as those of heretofore existing ordinances are continuations of such ordinances and not new enactments. Any act done, offense committed, or right accruing or acquired, or liability, penalty, forfeiture or punishment incurred prior hereto shall not be affected, but may be enjoyed, asserted, enforced, prosecuted or inflicted as fully and to the same extent as if the repeal had not been effected.

1.04 ORDINANCES REPEALED NOT REENACTED. No ordinance or part of any ordinance heretofore repealed shall be considered reordained or reenacted by virtue of this code, unless specifically reenacted. The repeal of any curative or validating ordinance does not impair or affect any cure or validation already effected thereby.

1.05 JURISDICTION. Unless otherwise provided in this code, this code applies to acts performed within the corporate limits of the Village. Provisions of this code also apply to acts performed outside the corporate limits and up to the limits prescribed by law where the law confers power on the Village to regulate such particular acts outside the corporate limits.


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