[Adopted 6-10-2008 by Ord. No. 0709-1]
The compilation of the Town Charter and ordinances of the Town of Newington, codified and consolidated into parts, chapters and sections in the form attached hereto and made a part hereof, is hereby approved, adopted, ordained and enacted as the "Code of Ordinances of the Town of Newington, Connecticut," hereinafter called the "Code." All provisions contained in the compilation provided for herein and known as the "Code of Ordinances the Town of Newington" 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 Council.
All ordinances or parts of ordinances of the Town of Newington of a general and permanent nature in force on the date of the adoption of this ordinance which are inconsistent with any provisions of the Code are hereby repealed from and after the effective date of this ordinance; provided, however, that nothing herein shall be construed as repealing or altering the zoning, subdivision or inland wetlands regulations of the Town.
If any clause, sentence, paragraph, section, article or part of this ordinance or of any ordinance appearing in the Code or included in the Code 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 or part thereof directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment shall have been rendered.
Any and all additions, deletions, amendments or supplements to the Town Charter or to any of the ordinances known collectively as the "Code of Ordinances of the Town of Newington," or any new ordinances, when enacted or adopted in such form as to indicate the intention of the Town 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 the Charter or any ordinance contained herein, and such ordinances may be amended, deleted or changed from time to time as the Town Council deems desirable.
Any person who, without authorization from the Town Council, changes or amends, by additions or deletions, any part or portion of the Code of the Town of Newington, or who alters or tampers with such Code in any manner whatsoever which will cause the legislation of the Town of Newington 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 subject to a fine of not more than $90.
In compiling and preparing the Charter and ordinances for publication as the Code of the Town of Newington, no changes in the meaning or intent of such Charter or ordinances have been made. Certain grammatical changes and other minor nonsubstantive changes were made in one or more of said ordinances, as authorized by the Town Council. It is the intention of the Town Council that all such changes be adopted as part of the Code as if the ordinances had been previously formally amended to read as such.
In addition, the changes, amendments or revisions enumerated 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 local laws, ordinances and resolutions as they have been renumbered and appear in the Code.)
Editor's Note: In accordance with § 1-12B 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 III. During routine supplementation, footnotes indicating amendments, additions or deletions will be replaced with the following history: "Amended (added, deleted) 6-10-2008 by Ord. No. 0709-1." Schedule A, which contains a complete description of all changes, is on file in the Town offices.
This ordinance shall be effective after adoption and 15 days after publication according to the Town Charter.