[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Rappahannock County as indicted in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The provisions of such Code shall be in force on and after 12:00 p.m. midnight on December 2, 1996, the effective date and all ordinances of a general and permanent nature enacted prior to the effective date of this ordinance and not contained in such Code are hereby repealed from and after the effective date of this ordinance, except as hereinafter provided.
The repeal provided for in the preceding section of this ordinance shall not affect any offense or act committed or done or any penalty or forfeiture incurred or any contract or right established or occurring before the effective date of this ordinance; nor shall such repeal affect any ordinance or resolution promising or guaranteeing the payment of money by or for the county or authorizing the issue of any bonds of the county or any evidence of indebtedness or any contract or obligation assumed by the county; nor shall it affect any right or franchise conferred by ordinance or resolution of the county on any person or corporation; nor shall it affect any ordinance adopted for purposes which have been consummated; nor shall it affect any of the following or any amendment thereto:
Any appropriation ordinance.
Any ordinance levying or imposing taxes, appropriating money, setting the tax rate or adopting the county budget.
Any ordinance providing for any public improvement.
Any ordinance making any assessment.
Any ordinance opening, relocating, closing, altering, abandoning, terminating state maintenance of or naming any road, street or alley.
Any ordinance relative to salaries, wages or compensation or bonds of county officers and employees or of members or employees of county boards or commissions.
Any ordinance relative to annexation of territory to the county or relative to the change, expansion or contraction of the boundaries of the county.
Any ordinance establishing an Agricultural and Forestal District.
It is hereby declared to be the intention of the Board of Supervisors that the sections, paragraphs, sentences, clauses and phrases of this ordinance and of the Code are severable, and if any phrase, clause, sentence, paragraph or section of this ordinance or such Code shall be declared unconstitutional or invalid by the valid judgment or decree of a court of competent jurisdiction, such unconstitutionality or invalidity shall not affect any of the remaining phrases, clauses, sentences, paragraphs and sections of this ordinance or of such Code.
Three copies of the Code shall be filed in the office of the County Administrator and be made available to persons desiring to examine the same.
Wherever in this Code or in any ordinance or resolution of the county or any rule or regulation or order promulgated by any officer or agency of the county under authority duly vested in him or it any act is prohibited or is declared to be unlawful or an offense or misdemeanor, or the doing of any act is required or the failure to do any act is declared to be unlawful or an offense or a misdemeanor, and no specific penalty is provided for the violation thereof, the violation of any such provision of this Code or of any such ordinance, resolution, rule, regulation or order shall be punished as a Class 1 misdemeanor.
Each day any violation of this Code or any such ordinance, resolution, rule, regulation or order shall continue shall constitute, except where otherwise provided, a separate offense.
With respect to the provisions of Chapter 170 of this Code, the Board of Supervisors of Rappahannock County specifically finds that the provisions of that chapter, including all amendments to the Rappahannock County Zoning Ordinance of 1987, and all resolutions and motions heretofore adopted proposing such amendments, are, and were at the time of their enactment, for the public necessity, convenience, general welfare or good zoning practice.
This Article I, Adoption of Code, was adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Rappahannock County, Virginia on December 2, 1996 at its regular monthly meeting after a public hearing advertised in accordance with §§ 15.1-431 and 15.1-504 of the Code of Virginia, and after a complete copy of this Code was on file for public inspection in the Clerk's office of the Circuit Court for Rappahannock County, Virginia, and the office of the County Administrator for at least two weeks prior to said public meeting.