[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Clinton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The compilation of the ordinances of the Town of Clinton, codified and consolidated into chapters and sections in the form attached hereto and made a part hereof, and consisting of Chapters 1 through 580, is hereby approved, adopted, ordained and enacted as the "Code of the Town of Clinton, Connecticut," hereinafter called the "Code." All provisions contained in the compilation provided for herein and known as the "Code of the Town of Clinton" shall be in force and effect on and after the effective date of this ordinance.
The provisions of the Code, insofar as they are substantively the same as those 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 Town.
All ordinances or parts of ordinances of the Town of Clinton of a general and permanent nature in force on the date of the adoption of this ordinance which are inconsistent with any provisions of the Code are hereby repealed from and after the effective date of this ordinance.
If any clause, sentence, paragraph, section, article or part of this ordinance or any ordinance appearing in the Code or included in this Code through supplementation, or the application thereof to any person or circumstances, shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder thereof or the application thereof to other persons and circumstances but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, section, article, or part thereof and the persons and circumstances directly involved in the controversy in which judgment shall have been rendered.
A copy of the Code has been filed in the office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Clinton and shall remain there for use and examination by the public, and upon adoption by the Board of Selectmen, such copy shall be certified to by the Town Clerk of the Town of Clinton, 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 while said Code is in effect. The enactment and publication 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.
Any and all additions, deletions, amendments or supplements to any of the ordinances in the Code, or any new ordinances, when enacted or adopted in such form as to indicate the intention that they 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 incorporated into said Code as amendments and supplements thereto.
It shall be the duty of the Town Clerk to keep up-to-date the certified copy of the Code required to be filed in the Town Clerk's office for use by the public. All changes in said Code and all ordinances adopted subsequent to the enactment of this ordinance in such form as to indicate the intention that they be a part of said Code shall, when finally enacted or adopted, be included therein by temporary attachment of copies of such changes until such changes are incorporated as supplements to said Code book.
Copies of the Code, or any chapter or portion of it, may be purchased from the Town Clerk or an authorized agent thereof upon the payment of a fee set by the Town. The Town Clerk may also arrange for procedures for the periodic supplementation thereof.
Any person who, without authorization from the Town Clerk, changes or amends, by additions or deletions, any part or portion of the Code or who alters or tampers with such Code in any manner whatsoever which will cause the legislation of the Town to be misrepresented thereby, or who violates any other provision of this ordinance, shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of $250.
This ordinance shall take effect upon passage and publication as required by law.