ORDINANCE NO. 2005-7

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF TAYLOR, TEXAS ADOPTING CHAPTER 214, SUBCHAPTER A, OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE, REPEALING CHAPTER 5, ARTICLE III AND IV OF THE TAYLOR CITY CODE, AND REPEALING ALL OTHER ORDINANCES AND PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; CONTAINING PENALTIES NOT TO EXCEED TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS ($2,000) FOR EACH OFFENSE EXCEPT WHERE A DIFFERENT PENALTY HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED BY STATE LAW AND EACH AND EVERY DAY SAID VIOLATION IS CONTINUED SHALL CONSTITUTE A SEPARATE OFFENSE; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE ; PROVIDING A REPEALER CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING FOR PUBLICATION.

 

WHEREAS, it is deemed in the best interest of the City of Taylor for the health, safety, and welfare of its citizens that an ordinance be established to regulate substandard structures within the city of Taylor; and

 

WHEREAS, this ordinance shall be known as the “Substandard Building Abatement Ordinance” of the city of Taylor, Texas.

 

            NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF TAYLOR, TEXAS:

 

            SECTION 1. There is hereby adopted, provisions of Chapter 214, Subchapter A, of the Texas Local Government Code, as amended from time to time, relating to dangerous structures.

 

            SECTION 2. There is hereby repealed, Chapter 5 Article III, sections 5-36 and 5-39 through 5-53, and Article IV, of the Taylor City Code, relating to substandard buildings and the unsafe building abatement code.

 

            SECTION 3. That if any provision of this ordinance or its application to any person or circumstances is held invalid for any reason, the invalidity does not effect any other provision or applications of this ordinance which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this extent the provisions of this ordinance are declared to be severable         

 

 

            SECTION 4. All other ordinances, parts of ordinances or resolutions in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of any such conflict.

 

            SECTION 5. A person who violates any provision of this ordinance or who fails to performs an act required by this ordinance that governs health and sanitation commits an offense and shall be guilty of a class “C” misdemeanor for each day or portion thereof during which the violation is continued. An offense under this ordinance is punishable by a fine not to exceed two thousand dollars ($2,000), or the amount fixed by State law if the violation is one for which the State has fixed a fine.

 

            SECTION 6. The City Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to publish the caption of this ordinance, together with the penalty provision contained herein, in the manner and for the length of time prescribed by law.

 

            SECTION 7. In accordance with Article 8, section I of the City Charter, this ordinance was introduced before the Taylor City Council on the ______  day of ________, 2005.

 

            PASSED, APPROVED, and ADOPTED on the ______ day of ________, 2005.

 

 

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                                                                                                    Donald R. Hill, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

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Susan Brock, City Clerk


CERTIFICATE

 

THE STATE OF TEXAS

 

COUNTY OF WILLIAMSON

 

            I, Susan Brock, being the current City Clerk of the City of Taylor, Texas, do hereby certify that the attached is a true and correct copy of Ordinance No. 2005-07, passed and approved by the City Council of the City of Taylor, Texas, on the ______ day of May, 2005, and such Ordinance was duly introduced, passed, approved and adopted at meetings open to the public and notices of the meetings, giving the dates, places, and subject matter thereof, were posted as prescribed by Government Code Section 551.043.

 

            Witness my hand and seal of office this _________ day of _____________, 2005.

 

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Susan Brock

City Clerk