[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Page as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Codification of ordinances — See Code of Virginia, § 15.1-37.3.
Admissibility of Code in evidence — See Code of Virginia, §§ 8.01-386 and 15.1-37.3.
Article I Adoption of Code
Article II General Penalty
The provisions of such Code shall be in force on and after the effective date of this ordinance, and all ordinances of a general and permanent nature enacted on or prior to the effective date of this ordinance, including the 1980 Code of Page County, and not contained in such Code are hereby repealed from and after the effective date of this ordinance, except as hereinafter provided.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 or any ordinance which is temporary, although general in effect, or special, although permanent in effect; nor shall it affect any of the following ordinances or any amendment thereto:
Any appropriation ordinance.
Any ordinance levying or imposing taxes.
Any ordinance providing for any public improvement.
Any ordinance making any assessment.
Any ordinance opening, relocating, closing, altering or naming any streets or alleys.
Any ordinance relative to salaries, wages or compensation or bonds of county officers and employees or to 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 corporate boundaries of the county.
Any ordinance adopted subsequent to September 12, 1994.
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.
In compiling and preparing the ordinances for publication as the Code of the County of Page, no changes in the meaning or intent of such ordinances have been made, except as provided in Subsection B hereof. In addition, certain grammatical changes and other minor nonsubstantive changes were made in one or more of said pieces of legislation. It is the intention of the County of Page that all such changes be adopted as part of the Code as if the ordinance had been previously formally amended to read as such.
In addition, the following amendments and/or additions 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: Pursuant to § 1-6B, the following chapters and sections were amended: §§ 1-8A, 5-2, 5-5A, 5-8B and 5-19, Ch. 34, §§ 40-8, 40-12A, 40-14, 50-3B(9), 50-4, 50-7A, 50-17A, 55-8, 81-3B, 86-5, 91-2, 91-5, 91-7B, 91-8, 100-6, 105-1, 105-2, 105-3, 105-4, 105-6D, 105-12, 105-14, 105-19, 105-22C, 105-69, 105-76B, 109-3A, 109-9, 109-12A, 109-14A, 109-14B, 109-16, 115-5, 118-11G, 125-27A(5)(a), 125-27C(4), 125-27D(1)(a), 125-28G, 125-41 and 125-63. In addition, the following original sections of the 1980 Code were deleted: Secs. 2-8, 5-20, 5-26 and 5-27, Art. VI of Ch. 5, and Sec. 10-7. A complete description of each change is on file in the County Administrator's office.
[Adopted 2-11-1980 as Ch. 1, Sec. 1-6, of the 1980 Code of the County of Page]
Wherever in this Code or in any ordinance 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 and no specific penalty is provided for the violation thereof, the violation of any such provision of this Code or of any such ordinance shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $2,500 or by imprisonment not exceeding 12 months, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day any violation of this Code or any such ordinance or order shall continue shall constitute, except where otherwise provided, a separate offense.
For state law as to authority of the Board of Supervisors to prescribe fines and imprisonment in county jail for violation of ordinances, see Code of Virginia, § 15.1-505.