City of Crystal Lake, IL
McHenry County
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[Adopted 2-20-2007 by Ord. No. 6161]
The ordinances and certain resolutions of the City of Crystal Lake, as codified by General Code, LLC, and consisting of the Chapters 1 through 650, together with an Appendix, shall be known collectively as the “Code of the City of Crystal Lake,” hereafter termed the “Code.” Wherever reference is made in any of the ordinances and resolutions contained in the Code of the City of Crystal Lake to any other ordinance or resolution appearing in said Code, such reference shall be changed to the appropriate chapter title, chapter number, article number or section number where such legislation appears in the Code, as if such ordinance or resolution had been formally amended to so read.
The provisions of the Code, insofar as they are substantively the same as those of ordinances and resolutions in force immediately prior to the enactment of the Code by this ordinance, are intended as a continuation of such ordinances and resolutions and not as new enactments, and the effectiveness of such provisions shall date from the date of adoption of the prior ordinance or resolution. All such provisions are hereby continued in full force and effect and are hereby reaffirmed as to their adoption by the City Council of the City of Crystal Lake, and it is the intention of said Council that each such provision contained within the Code is hereby reaffirmed as it appears in said Code. Only such provisions of former ordinances as are omitted from this Code shall be deemed repealed or abrogated by the provisions of § 1-15 below.
All ordinances of a general and permanent nature of the City of Crystal Lake in force on the date of the adoption of this ordinance, inconsistent with the provisions contained therein, and not contained in such Code or recognized and continued in force by reference therein are hereby repealed from and after the effective date of this ordinance.
The repeal of ordinances provided for in § 1-15 of this ordinance shall not affect the following classes of ordinances, rights and obligations, which are hereby expressly saved from repeal:
A. 
Any right or liability established, accrued or incurred under any legislative provision of the City of Crystal Lake prior to the effective date of this ordinance or any action or proceeding brought for the enforcement of such right or liability.
B. 
Any offense or act committed or done before the effective date of this ordinance in violation of any legislative provision of the City of Crystal Lake or any penalty, punishment or forfeiture which may result therefrom.
C. 
Any prosecution, indictment, action, suit or other proceeding pending or any judgment rendered prior to the effective date of this ordinance brought pursuant to any legislative provision of the City of Crystal Lake.
D. 
Any agreement entered into or any franchise, license, right, easement or privilege heretofore granted or conferred by the City of Crystal Lake.
E. 
Any ordinance of the City of Crystal Lake 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 within the City of Crystal Lake or any portion thereof.
F. 
Any ordinance of the City of Crystal Lake appropriating money or transferring funds, promising or guaranteeing the payment of money or authorizing the issuance and delivery of any bond of the City of Crystal Lake or other instruments or evidence of the City's indebtedness.
G. 
Ordinances authorizing the purchase, sale, lease or transfer of property or any lawful contract, agreement or obligation.
H. 
The levy or imposition of special assessments or charges.
I. 
The annexation or dedication of property.
J. 
Any ordinance relating to salaries and compensation.
K. 
Any ordinance amending the Zoning Map or providing for variations or PUD approval in accordance with the City Zoning Ordinance.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 650, Zoning.
L. 
Any ordinance relating to or establishing a pension plan or pension fund for City employees.
M. 
Any ordinance or portion of an ordinance establishing a specific fee amount for any license, permit or service obtained from the City.
N. 
Any ordinance establishing street-specific vehicle and traffic regulations.
O. 
The provisions of City land use legislation in effect prior to the adoption of this ordinance for the purposes of approvals and developments in existence as of the adoption of this ordinance.
P. 
Any ordinance adopted subsequent to November 7, 2006.
If any clause, sentence, paragraph, section, article, chapter or part of this ordinance or of any ordinance or resolution included in this Code now or through supplementation shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder thereof but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, section, article, chapter or part thereof directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment shall have been rendered.
A copy of the Code, in loose-leaf form, has been filed in the office of the City Clerk of the City of Crystal Lake 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 of the City of Crystal Lake by impressing thereon the Seal of the City of Crystal Lake, 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. 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 and resolutions known collectively as the “Code of the City of Crystal Lake” or any new ordinances or resolutions, when enacted or adopted in such form as to indicate the intention of the City Council to 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 printed and, as provided hereunder, inserted in the loose-leaf book containing said Code as amendments and supplements thereto. Nothing contained in this ordinance shall affect the status of any ordinance or resolution contained herein, and such ordinances or resolutions may be amended, deleted or changed from time to time as the City Council deems desirable.
It shall be the duty of the City Clerk to keep up-to-date the certified copy of the book containing the Code of the City of Crystal Lake required to be filed in the office of the City Clerk for use by the public. All changes in said Code and all ordinances and resolutions adopted by the City Council subsequent to the enactment of this ordinance in such form as to indicate the intention of said City Council to be a part of said Code shall, when finally enacted or adopted, be included therein by temporary attachment of copies of such changes, ordinances or resolutions until such changes, ordinances or resolutions are printed as supplements to said Code book, at which time such supplements shall be inserted therein.
Copies of the Code, or any chapter or portion of it, may be purchased from the City Clerk, or an authorized agent of the Clerk, upon the payment of a fee to be set by resolution of the City Council. The Clerk may also arrange for procedures for the periodic supplementation of the Code.
[Amended 3-3-2009 by Ord. No. 6448]
Any person who, without authorization from the City Clerk, changes or amends, by additions or deletions, any part or portion of the Code of the City of Crystal Lake or who alters or tampers with such Code in any manner whatsoever which will cause the legislation of the City of Crystal Lake to be misrepresented thereby or who violates any other provision of this ordinance shall be guilty of an offense and shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined in accordance with Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, General Penalty. The court may, in addition to assessing a fine, impose a requirement that the defendant perform some reasonable public service work such as, but not limited to, the picking up of litter in public parks or along public streets or highways or the maintenance of public facilities.
In compiling and preparing the ordinances and resolutions for publication as the Code of the City of Crystal Lake, no changes in the meaning or intent of such ordinances and resolutions have been made. In addition, certain grammatical changes, administrative changes, and other minor nonsubstantive changes were made in one or more of said pieces of legislation. It is the intention of the City Council that all such changes be adopted as part of the Code as if the ordinances and resolutions had been previously formally amended to read as such.
The provisions of this ordinance are hereby made Article I of Chapter 1 of the Code of the City of Crystal Lake, such local law to be entitled “General Provisions, Article IV, Adoption of Code,” and the sections of this ordinance shall be numbered §§ 1-13 to 1-25, inclusive.
This ordinance shall be in full force and effect 10 days following publication as provided by law.