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ORDINANCE NO. 1630 OF 2012 ORDINANCE AMENDING

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ORDINANCE NO. 1630 OF 2012 ORDINANCE AMENDING AND RE-ENACTING CHAPTER 29, ZONING, OF THE RUSTON CODE OF ORDINANCES, INCLUDING INTEGRATION OF REVISIONS TO CHAPTER 22, OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF RUSTON, LOUISIANA
WHEREAS, the City of Ruston (the “City”), adopted the Ruston 21 Comprehensive Plan (the “Comprehensive Plan”) for the physical development of the City by Ordinance 1609 of 2011, recorded in Conveyance Book 1298, Page 28 of the records of the Clerk of Court of Lincoln Parish; and, WHEREAS, in accordance with the Comprehensive Plan, the City desires to amend and re-enact the Zoning Code in an updated, illustrated, and easy-to-use Internet- based format; and, WHEREAS, the City desires to amend and re-enact Chapter 29, Zoning of the Code of Ordinances (“Chapter 29” or the “Zoning Code”) to integrate the provisions of Chapter 22, Signs of the Code of Ordinances (“Chapter 22” or the “Sign Code”); and, WHEREAS, the City desires to amend and update the Zoning Map as a part of the Zoning Code; and, WHEREAS, the Ruston Zoning Commission has conducted public hearings for consideration of the amended draft Zoning Code and Zoning Map on September 17, 2012, and October 20, 2012, and has recommended approval of the draft Zoning Code and Zoning Map during the October 29, 2012, meeting of the Ruston Zoning Commission; and, WHEREAS, the City desires to adopt the draft Zoning Code and Zoning Map and to amend and re-enact Chapter 22 and Chapter 29 of the Code of Ordinances; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF RUSTON, LOUISIANA:
§1. The City amends and re-enacts Chapter 22 and Chapter 29 of the Code of Ordinances and adopts the Zoning Code dated November 5, 2012, and an amended Zoning Map referred to therein dated November 5, 2012.
§2. The City supersedes and replaces the Original Chapter 22 and Chapter 29 of the Code of Ordinances.
§3. If any section, paragraph, sentence, clause and/or phrase of this Ordinance or the application thereof is declared unconstitutional, unenforceable or invalid by the valid judgment of any court of competent jurisdiction such unconstitutionality, unenforceability or invalidity shall not affect any of the remaining sections, paragraphs, sentences, clauses and/or phrases of this Ordinance, since the same would have been enacted by the City without the incorporation of this Ordinance of any such unconstitutional, unenforceable or invalid section, paragraph, sentence, clause or phrase. To this end, the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby declared severable.
§4. All other Ordinances, or parts thereof, which are in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance, are hereby repealed. To the extent that any provision or provisions of this Ordinance are inconsistent or in conflict with any other provision of the Code of Ordinances or any regulation of the City, the provisions of this Ordinance shall be deemed to control.
§5. This Ordinance shall become effective upon final adoption and publication of the same in the manner prescribed by law.
Said Ordinance having been introduced on October 1, 2012, by Alderman Jim Pearce, Notice of Public Hearing having been published on October 5, 2012, October 12, 2012, and October 19, 2012, and said Public Hearing having been held, the title having been read and the Ordinance considered, on motion to adopt, as amended, by Alderman Elmore Mayfield, seconded by Alderman Jim Pearce, a record vote was taken and the following result was had:
YEA: ALDERWOMAN GLENDA HOWARD
ALDERMAN JEDD LEWIS
ALDERMAN ELMORE MAYFIELD
ALDERMAN JIM PEARCE
ALDERWOMAN MARIE S. RIGGS
NAY: NONE
ABSENT: NONE
WHEREUPON, the presiding officer declared the above Ordinance duly adopted on the 5th day of November, 2012.
ATTEST:
EMMETT GIBBS, CLERK
DAN HOLLINGSWORTH, MAYOR
1td: November 9, 2012

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