[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Burlington as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 4-23-2019, effective 5-15-2019]
The compilation of the ordinances of the Town of Burlington, codified and consolidated into chapters and sections in the form attached hereto and made a part hereof, and consisting of Chapters 1 through 300, together with an Appendix, is hereby approved, adopted, ordained and enacted as the "Code of the Town of Burlington, Connecticut," hereinafter called the "Code." All provisions contained in the compilation provided for herein and known as the "Code of the Town of Burlington" 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or parts of ordinances inconsistent with the provisions contained in the Code adopted by this ordinance are hereby repealed; provided, however, that such repeal shall only be to the extent of such inconsistency, and any valid legislation of the Town of Burlington which is not in conflict with the provisions of the Code shall be deemed to remain in full force and effect.
The following ordinances are specifically repealed:
Board of Finance, dated July 30, 1927.
Alcoholic beverages, dated July 6, 1935.
Change in election date, dated September 13, 1950, and amended February 27, 1951, and June 4, 1968.
Surety bonds for Constables, dated October 1, 1951.
Fish and game, dated June 3, 1953.
Old Age and Survivors Insurance System for employees, dated October 1, 1953, and amended March 29, 1985.
Creating a Zoning Board of Appeals for the Town of Burlington, dated January 24, 1957, and amended February 2, 1961, and December 21, 1964.
Sewer Commission, dated June 1, 1971, and amended September 5, 1985.
An ordinance extending to four years the terms of office of the Town Clerk and the Registrars of Voters, dated March 23, 1973.
Board of Admission of Electors, dated January 21, 1975.
An ordinance concerning solar energy, dated May 17, 1977.
Ordinance on use of Town landfill with windshield stickers, dated November 7, 1986.
Tobacco vending machine ordinance, dated November 26, 2001.
If any clause, sentence, paragraph, section, article or part of this ordinance or of 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 Burlington 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 Burlington, 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 of the Town of Burlington, 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 included in the Code as amendments and supplements thereto.
It shall be the duty of the Town Clerk or designee to keep up-to-date the certified copy of the Code of the Town of Burlington 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 Town 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 included as supplements to said Code.
Copies of the Code, or any chapter or portion of it, may be purchased from the Town Clerk of the Town of Burlington or an authorized agent of the Town Clerk upon the payment of a fee to be 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 of the Town of Burlington, or who alters or tampers with such Code in any manner whatsoever which will cause the legislation of the Town of Burlington to be misrepresented thereby, or who violates any other provision of this ordinance, shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not more than $100.
In compiling and preparing the ordinances for publication as the Code of the Town of Burlington, no changes in the meaning or intent of such ordinances have been made, except as provided in Subsection B of this section. Certain other minor nonsubstantive corrections were made in one or more of said ordinances. It is the intention of the Town Meeting that all such changes be adopted as part of the Code as if the ordinances had been previously formally amended to read as such.
The amendments as set forth in Schedule A attached hereto and made a part hereof 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: Schedule A, which contains a complete description of all changes, is on file at the office of the Town Clerk.
Whenever any words in any section of this Code import the plural number, the singular number shall be deemed to be included, and whenever the singular number shall be used, it shall be deemed to include the plural. Any word of masculine gender includes the feminine and the neuter and may refer to a corporation or to a board or other body or assemblage of persons, and when the sense so indicates, words of the neuter gender may refer to any gender. Words used in the present tense include the future.
This ordinance shall take effect upon passage and publication as required by law.