[Adopted 1-19-2012 by Ord. No. O-11-10]
The various chapters and articles of the 1983 Code of Ordinances and the 1997 Town Code of the Town of Chesapeake Beach, and subsequent ordinances of the Town of a general and permanent nature adopted by the Town Council, as revised, codified and consolidated into chapters and sections by General Code, and consisting of Chapters 1 through 290, together with an Appendix, are hereby approved, adopted, ordained and enacted as the "Code of the Town of Chesapeake Beach," hereinafter known and referred to as the "Code"
This ordinance and the Code shall supersede the 1983 Code of Ordinances and the 1997 Town Code of the Town of Chesapeake Beach and all other general and permanent ordinances enacted prior to the enactment of this Code which are inconsistent with any provisions of the Code and not contained herein or recognized and continued in force by reference therein, 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 legislation in force immediately prior to the enactment of the Code, are intended as a continuation of such legislation and not as new enactments, and the effectiveness of such provisions shall date from the date of adoption of the prior legislation.
A copy of the Code has been filed in the office of the Town Clerk and shall remain there for use and examination by the public, and such copy shall be certified to by the Town Clerk by impressing thereon the Seal of the Town of Chesapeake Beach, and such certified copy shall remain on file in the office of the Town Clerk of the Town, to be made available to persons desiring to examine the same during all times while the Code is in effect.
Any and all additions, amendments or supplements to the Code, when passed and adopted in such form as to indicate the intent of the Town Council to make them a part thereof, shall be deemed to be incorporated into such Code so that reference to the "Code of the Town of Chesapeake Beach" shall be understood and intended to include such additions and amendments. Whenever such additions, amendments or supplements to the Code shall be adopted, they shall thereafter be published as amendments and supplements thereto.
It shall be the duty of the Town Clerk, or someone authorized and directed by the Mayor, to keep up-to-date the certified copy of the Code required to be filed in the Town Clerk's office for the use of the public. All changes in said code and all ordinances adopted subsequent to the effective date of this codification that 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 printed as supplements to said Code, at which time such supplements shall be included therein.
Titles of sections. The titles of the chapters, articles and sections set forth in the Code are intended as mere catchwords to indicate the contents of the chapters, articles and sections and shall not be taken to be a part of such chapters, articles and sections.
References to the laws of other jurisdictions. Whenever a provision of the Code refers to any portion of a state or county law, the reference includes any subsequent amendment to that law, unless the referring provision expressly provides otherwise.
Severability of Code provisions. 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.
In compiling and preparing the ordinances for adoption and revision as part of the Code, certain grammatical changes and other minor changes were made in one or more of said ordinances. It is the intention of the Town Council that all such changes be adopted as part of the code as if the ordinances so changed had been previously formally amended to read as such.
The following changes to existing legislation were made:
Former § 40-209, Abandoned and inoperable vehicles, is repealed.