City of Bangor, ME
Penobscot County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Bangor 9-14-1998 by Ord. No. 98-339. Amendments noted where applicable.]
In accordance with 30-A M.R.S.A. § 3004, the various chapters of the Bangor Municipal Code and subsequent ordinances of the City of Bangor of a general and permanent nature adopted by the City Council of the City of Bangor, as revised, codified and consolidated into chapters and sections by General Code Publishers Corp., and consisting of Chapters 1 through 302, are hereby approved, adopted, ordained and enacted as the "Code of the City of Bangor," hereinafter referred to as the "Code."
This ordinance and the Code shall supersede the prior Bangor Municipal Code and all other general and permanent ordinances enacted prior to the enactment of this Code, 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 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 legislation.
This ordinance shall take effect 10 days after final passage and publication according to law.
A copy of the Code, in loose-leaf form, has been filed in the office of the City Clerk 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 City Clerk, and such certified copy shall remain on file in the office of said City Clerk to be made available to persons desiring to examine the same during all times while said Code is in effect.
Any and all additions, deletions, amendments or supplements to the Code, when adopted in such form as to indicate the intention of the City Council to make them a part thereof, shall be deemed to be incorporated into such Code so that reference to the "Code of the City of Bangor" 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 adopted, they shall thereafter be printed and, as provided hereunder, inserted in the loose-leaf book containing said Code as amendments and supplements thereto.
The Clerk of the City of Bangor, pursuant to law, shall cause to be published, in the manner required by law, a copy of this Adoption Ordinance. Sufficient copies of the Code shall be maintained in the office of the Clerk for inspection by the public at all times during regular office hours. 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.
It shall be the duty of the City Clerk, or someone authorized and directed by the Clerk, to keep up-to-date the certified copy of the book containing the Code required to be filed in the Clerk's office for use by the public. All changes in said Code and all legislation adopted subsequent to the effective date of this codification which 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 book, at which time such supplements shall be inserted therein.
Copies of the Code may be purchased from the Clerk upon the payment of a fee to be set by the City Council, and the City Council may also arrange for procedures for the periodic supplementation thereof.
It shall be unlawful for anyone to improperly change or amend, by additions or deletions, any part or portion of the Code or to alter or tamper with such Code in any manner whatsoever which will cause the law of the City of Bangor to be misrepresented thereby. Anyone violating this section or any part of this ordinance shall be subject, upon conviction, to a fine of not more than $100.
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.
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 of a general and permanent nature adopted and in force on the date of the adoption of this ordinance and not contained in the Code are hereby repealed as of the effective date of this Adoption Ordinance, except as hereinafter provided.
The adoption of this Code and the repeal of ordinances provided for in § 1-13 of this ordinance shall not affect the following ordinances, orders and resolves, nor any rights and obligations arising therefrom, which are hereby expressly saved from repeal:
A. 
Any ordinances, orders or resolves adopted subsequent to June  1, 1998.
B. 
Any right or liability established, accrued or incurred under any legislative provision prior to the effective date of this ordinance or any action or proceeding brought for the enforcement of such right or liability.
C. 
Any offense or act committed or done before the effective date of this ordinance in violation of any legislative provision, or any penalty, punishment or forfeiture which may result therefrom.
D. 
Any prosecution, action, suit or other proceeding pending or any judgment rendered prior to the effective date of this ordinance brought pursuant to any legislative provision.
E. 
Any franchise, license, right, easement or privilege granted or conferred prior to the effective date of this ordinance.
F. 
Any order or resolve approved prior to the effective date of this ordinance providing for the laying out, opening, altering, widening, relocating, straightening, establishing grade, changing name, improvement, acceptance or vacation of any right-of-way, easement, street, road, highway, park or other public place or any portion thereof.
G. 
Any order or resolve approved prior to the effective date of this ordinance appropriating money or transferring funds, promising or guaranteeing the payment of money or authorizing the issuance and delivery of any bond or other instruments or evidence of the city's indebtedness.
H. 
Any order or resolve approved prior to the effective date of this ordinance authorizing the purchase, sale, lease or transfer of particular property or authorizing or creating any lawful contract or obligation.
I. 
The levy or imposition of taxes, assessments or charges.
J. 
Any acceptance or dedication of property or approval of preliminary or final subdivision plats, rezoning of particular property, or zoning variances approved prior to the effective date of this ordinance.
K. 
All currently effective collective bargaining agreements, orders, resolves, individual employment contracts and published policies pertaining to the terms of employment, working conditions, hours, rate and manner of payment of salaries and compensation of City officers and employees.
L. 
Any legislation relating to or establishing a pension plan, pension fund or retirement plan for municipal employees.
M. 
Any legislation establishing personnel policies.
N. 
All traffic regulation schedules and amendments thereto.
O. 
The Cable Television Ordinance adopted June 6, 1997, and amendments thereto.
A. 
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 City 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.
B. 
In addition, the following changes, amendments or revisions are made herewith, to become effective upon the effective date of this ordinance, as set forth in Schedule A attached hereto and made a part hereof. (Chapter and section number references are to the ordinances as they have been renumbered and appear in the Code.)[1]
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Editor's Note: In accordance with § 1-15B, the chapters, parts and sections which were added, amended, adopted or deleted by this ordinance are indicated throughout the Code by a footnote referring to Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article I. During routine supplementation, footnotes indicating amendments, additions or deletions will be replaced with the following history: "Amended (added, deleted) 9-14-1998 by Ord. No. 98-339." Schedule A, which contains a complete description of all changes, is on file in the city offices.