The chapters, articles and sections herein shall constitute and be designated as “The Code of the City of Eudora, Kansas,” and may be so cited. The Code may also be cited as the “Eudora City Code.”
In the construction of this code and of all ordinances of the city, the following definitions and rules shall be observed, unless such construction would be inconsistent with the manifest intent of the governing body or the context clearly requires otherwise:
(a) “Bond.” When a bond is required, an undertaking in writing shall be sufficient.
(b) “City” shall mean the City of Eudora, Kansas.
(c) “Code” shall mean “The Code of the City of Eudora, Kansas.”
(d) “Computation of Time.” The time within which an act is to be done shall be computed by excluding the first and including the last day; and if the last day be a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, that day shall be excluded.
(e) “Delegation of Authority.” Whenever a provision appears requiring or authorizing the head of a department or officer of the city to do some act or perform some duty, it shall be construed to authorize such department head or officer to delegate and authorize subordinates to do the required act or perform the required duty unless the terms of the provision designate otherwise.
(f) “Governing Body” means the City Commission of Eudora, Kansas.
(g) “County” means the County of Douglas, Kansas.
(h) “Gender.” Words importing the masculine gender include the feminine and neuter.
(i) “In the city” shall mean and include all territory over which the city now has, or shall hereafter acquire jurisdiction for the exercise of its police powers or other regulatory powers.
(j) “Joint authority.” All words giving a joint authority to three or more persons or officers shall be construed as giving such authority to a majority of such persons or officers.
(k) “Month” shall mean a calendar month.
(l) “Number.” Words used in the singular include the plural and words used in the plural include the singular.
(m) “Oath” includes an affirmation in all cases in which, by law, an affirmation may be substituted for an oath, and in such cases the word “swear” is equivalent to the word “affirm.”
(n) “Owner” applied to a building or land. shall include not only the owner of the whole but any part owner, joint owner, tenant in common or joint tenant of the whole or a part of such building or land.
(o) “Person” includes a firm, partnership, association of persons, corporation, organization or any other group acting as a unit, as well as an individual.
(p) “Property” includes real, personal and mixed property.
(q) “Real Property” includes lands, tenements and hereditaments.
(r) “Shall,” “will” and “may.” “Shall” and “will” are mandatory, and “may” is permissive.
(s) “Sidewalk” means any portion of a street between the curb line and the adjacent property line intended for the use of pedestrians.
(t) “Street” means and includes public streets, avenues, boulevards, highways, roads, alleys, lanes, viaducts, bridges and the approaches thereto and all other public thoroughfares in the city.
(u) “Tenant” or “occupant” applied to a building or land, shall include any person holding a written or oral lease of, or who occupies the whole or a part of such building or land, whether alone or with others.
(v) “Writing” or “written” may include printing, engraving, lithography and any other mode of representing words and letters, except those cases where the written signature or the mark of any person is required by law.
(w) “Year” means a calendar year, except where otherwise provided.
The provisions appearing in this code so far as they are in substance the same as those of ordinances existing at the time of the effective date of this code, shall be considered as continuations thereof and not as new enactments.
The repeal of an ordinance shall not revive an ordinance previously repealed, nor shall such repeal affect any right which has accrued, any duty imposed, any penalty incurred or any proceeding commenced under or by virtue of the ordinance repealed, except as shall be expressly stated therein.
The catchlines of the sections of this code printed in capital letters are intended as mere catchwords to indicate the contents of the section and shall not be deemed or taken to be titles of such sections, nor as any part of any section, nor unless expressly so provided, shall they be so deemed when any section, including its catchline, is amended or reenacted.
The matter in parenthesis at the end of sections is for information only and is not a part of the code. Citations indicate only the source and the text mayor may not be changed by this code. This code is a new enactment under the provisions of K.S.A. 12-3014 and 12-3015.
(a) Any portion of this code may be amended by specific reference to the section number as follows:
Section ______ of the code of the City of Eudora is hereby amended to read as follows: (the new provisions shall then be set out in full).
(b) A new section not heretofore existing in the code may be added as follows:
The code of the City of Eudora is hereby amended by adding a section (or article or chapter) which reads as follows: (the new provisions shall be set out in full).
(c) All sections, or articles, or chapters to be repealed shall be repealed by specific reference as follows:
Section (article or chapter) ___________ of the code of the City of Eudora is hereby repealed.
The city clerk or any other officer or employee having custody of city records and documents shall maintain such records and documents in accordance with K.S.A. 12-120 to 12-121 inclusive, which is incorporated by reference herein as if set out in full.
(K.S.A. 12-120:121; Code 1985)
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to change or amend by additions or deletions, any part or portion of this code, or to insert or delete pages, or portions thereof, or to alter or tamper with such code in any manner whatsoever which will cause the law of the City of Eudora to be misrepresented thereby. This restriction shall not apply to amendments or revisions of this code authorized by ordinance duly adopted by the governing body.
Any person convicted of doing any of the acts or things prohibited, made unlawful, or the falling to do any of the things commanded to be done, as specified and set forth in this code shall be deemed in violation of this code and punished in accordance with section 1-111. Each day any violation of this code continues shall constitute a separate offense.
Whenever any offense is declared by any provision of this code, absent a specific or unique punishment prescribed, the offender shall be punished in accordance with this section.
(a) A fine of not less than one dollar or more than $1,000; or,
(b) Imprisonment in Douglas County Jail for not more than 179 days; or,
(c) Both such time and imprisonment not to exceed (a) and (b) above.
If for any reason any chapter, article, section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this code or the application thereof to any person or circumstance, is declared to be unconstitutional or invalid or unenforceable, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this code.