ORDINANCE NO. 477
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF
ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF LA PORTE CITY, IOWA,
TO ADD SECTION 13, CHAPTER 50,
REQUEST FOR HEARING
BE IT ENACTED by the City Council of the City of La Porte City, Iowa:
SECTION 1. SECTION ADDED. The Code of Ordinances of the City of La Porte City, Iowa, is hereby amended by adopting the following new Section 13, Chapter 50:
50.08 REQUEST FOR HEARING Any person ordered to abate a nuisance may have a hearing with the Council as to whether a nuisance exists. A request for a hearing must be made in writing and delivered to the Clerk within the time stated in the notice, or it will be conclusively presumed that a nuisance exists and it must be abated as ordered. The hearing will be before the Council at a time and place fixed by the Council. The findings of the Council shall be conclusive and, if a nuisance is found to exist, it shall be ordered abated within a reasonable time under the circumstances.
SECTION 2. REPEALER. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed.
SECTION 3. SEVERABILITY CLAUSE. If any section, provision or part of this ordinance shall be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, such adjudication shall not affect the validity of the ordinance as a whole, or any section, provision or part thereof not adjudged invalid or unconstitutional.
SECTION 4. WHEN EFFECTIVE. This ordinance shall be in effect from and after its final passage, approval and publication as provided by law.
PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL the 12th day of August , 2013, and APPROVED this 12th day of August, 2013.
Rick Lubben, Mayor
ATTEST: Jennifer Sparks, Building Admin
First Reading passed – 7/23/2013
Second Reading passed – 08/12/13
Third Reading waived, adopted – 08/12/13