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Ordinance 2011-11

ORDINANCE N0. 2011-11
AMENDING SECTION 1.36 POSTING OF ORDINANCES OF THE
JOHNSON MUNICIPAL CODE, SPE.CIFYING THE FIVE PUBLIC
PLACES FOR POSTING OF ORDINANCES AND OTHER NOTICES,
AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY TO EXIST.
WHEREAS, the City of Johnson adopted Ordinance 96-28 on December 30, 1996, which
is codified as Section 1.36 of the Johnson Municipal Code.
WHEREAS, the most effective way of notifying the citizens and residents of Johnson of
bylaws and ordinances of a general or permanent nature is to post same in public places within
the City of Johnson.
WHEREAS, the City Council of Johnson, Arkansas is required to designate five (5) of
the most public places in Johnson, Arkansas, which shall be utilized for the aforesaid posting,
and
WHEREAS, the City Council desires to change three of the five (5) most public places in
recognition of changes in how people drive, congregate and transact business in the City.
NOW, IT IS HEREBY DETERMINED AND ENACTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF
THE CITY OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS,
Section 1: That all laws, bylaws, or ordinances of the City of Johnson, Arkansas,
hereinafter adopted or enacted shall be posted in the five (5) hereinafter designated public places
for a period of not less than thirty (30) calendar days.
Section 2: Such posting, as aforesaid, shall occur within seventy-two (72) hours of
adoption or enactment, shall be done in a manner which provides reasonable protection for the
documents against the elements, the posting should ensure that the full text of the ordinance is
visible to the public or that the full title and first page of text is visible with written advice to the
effect that a complete copy of the entire text of the bylaw or ordinance is available to the public
at the office of the City Recorder/Treasurer in City Hall during regular office hours.
Section 3: That the official or employee of the City of Johnson who posts each such
law, bylaw or ordinance, and who later removes each such law, bylaw or ordinance shall make a
permanent record of the date of posting, the date of removal, and the locations where posted in a
permanent record to be maintained by the City Recorder/Treasurer.
Section 4: That effective with the passage of this Ordinance, the five (5) most public
places in Johnson, Arkansas are hereby determined to be:
1) City Hall- south entrance;
2) City Hall- freestanding bulletin board 2904 Main Drive;
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3) Inside bulletin board at Curt's Place 2135 Main Drive;
4) Former Post Office, southwest comer of Main and Wilkerson freestanding Bulletin
Board; and
5) Freestanding bulletin board near East Entrance to Shoppes at the Mill, 3 801 Greathouse
Springs Road.
Section 5: That the posting of bylaws and ordinances when compared to the cost of
publishing such bylaws and ordinances should result in significant savings for the City and
provide greater notice to the public and therefore an emergency is hereby declared to exist and it
is determined that immediate passage and implementation of this Ordinance is necessary for the
preservation of public peace, health and safety of the citizens of Johnson and therefore this
Ordinance shall be in full force and effect immediately upon its passage and approvaL
PASSED AND APPROVED this 13th day of December, 2011.
ATTEST:
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