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ORDINANCE 2021-02

ORDINANCE NO. 2021-02

CITY OF JOHNSON, WASHINGTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS 

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND IN ITS ENTIRETY SECTION 14.04.09: GENERAL STANDARDS OF THE JOHNSON MUNICIPAL CODE; DECLARING AN EMERGENCY AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

 

            WHEREAS, it has come to the attention of the City Council of Johnson Section 14.04.09: GENERAL STANDARDS needs to be amended in order amend and clarify the landscaping and screening, parking, fencing and other general regulations of the City of Johnson zoning regulations in order to provide for more orderly development within the City of Johnson; and

            WHEREAS, the City of Johnson Planning Commission, following a public hearing in which all persons were heard, voted to recommend to the City Council the amended Section 14.04.09: GENERAL STANDARDS of the Johnson Municipal Code in order to incorporate certain changes that are necessary; and

            WHEREAS, having fully reviewed the proposed amendment, the Johnson City Council has determined that Section 14.04.09: GENERAL STANDARDS of the Johnson Municipal Code should be revised in its entirety as set forth herein below.

            NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL FOR THE CITY OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS

Section 1.       That Section 14.04.09: GENERAL STANDARDS of the Johnson Municipal Code, attached hereto as Exhibit “A”, is hereby amended in its entirety.

Section 2.        In the event that any section, paragraph, subdivision, clause, phrase, or other provision or portion of this Ordinance shall be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, the same shall not affect the validity of this Ordinance as a whole, or any part or provision, other than the part so decided to be invalid or unconstitutional, and the remaining provisions of this Ordinance shall be construed as if such invalid, unenforceable or unconstitutional provision or provisions had never been contained herein.

Section 3.        Declaration of Emergency. It is hereby found and determined that Section 14.04.09: GENERAL STANDARDS of the Johnson Municipal Code should be immediately revised in order to better provide for efficient landscaping and screening, parking, fencing and other general regulations for the City of Johnson. Therefore, an emergency is declared to exist, and this act, being immediately necessary for the preservation and protection of the public peace, health, safety and welfare of the City and its citizens, shall become effective on the date of its passage and approval by the Mayor. If the Ordinance is neither approved nor vetoed by the Mayor, it shall become effective on the expiration of the period of time during which the Mayor may veto this Ordinance. If the Ordinance is vetoed by the Mayor and the veto is overridden by the City Council, it shall become effective on the date the City Council overrides the veto.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 9th day February, 2021.

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