Chapter 1.01


1.01.010    Adoption.

1.01.020    Title – Citation – Reference.

1.01.030    Codification authority.

1.01.040    Ordinances passed prior to adoption of the code.

1.01.050    Reference applies to all amendments.

1.01.060    Title, chapter and section headings.

1.01.070    Reference to specific ordinances.

1.01.080    Effect of code on past actions and obligations.

1.01.090    Constitutionality.

1.01.010 Adoption.

There is adopted the “Mercer Island City Code” as compiled, edited and published by Code Publishing Company, Seattle, Washington. (Ord. 98C-04 § 1; Ord. A-1 § 2, 1981).

1.01.020 Title – Citation – Reference.

This code shall be known as the “Mercer Island City Code (MICC)” and it is sufficient to refer to said code as the “Mercer Island City Code” in any prosecution for the violation of any provision thereof or in any proceeding at law or equity. It is sufficient to designate any ordinance adding to, amending, correcting or repealing all or any part or portion thereof as an addition to, amendment to, correction or repeal of all the Mercer Island City Code. Further reference may be had to the titles, chapters, sections and subsections of the Mercer Island City Code and such references shall apply to that numbered title, chapter, section or subsection as it appears in the code. (Ord. A-1 § 2, 1981).

1.01.030 Codification authority.

This code consists of all the regulatory and penal ordinances and certain of the administrative ordinances of the city of Mercer Island, Washington, codified pursuant to the provisions of RCW 35A.21.130 and 35.21.500 through 35.21.570. (Ord. A-1 § 2, 1981).

1.01.040 Ordinances passed prior to adoption of the code.

The last ordinance included in the initial code is Ordinance No. 500, passed May 27, 1980. The following ordinances, passed subsequent to Ordinance No. 500, but prior to adoption of this code, are adopted and made a part of this code:

Ordinance No. 501, adopting a Shoreline Management Master Code;

Ordinance No. 503, amending the traffic code pertaining to traffic misdemeanor exception/penalties;

Ordinance No. 504, authorizing nonexclusive franchise to operate cable communication system (CATV);

Ordinance No. 506, authorizing a solid waste contract;

Ordinance No. 508, establishing new water rates;

Ordinance No. 509, establishing new sewer rates;

Ordinance No. 513, amending ordinance relating to solid waste contract pertaining to licensing of contractor;

Ordinance No. 514, amending business and occupation tax section on beautification fund;

Ordinance No. 515, amendment of ambulance utility tax rate;

Ordinance No. 516, establishing time and place of regular city council meetings. (Ord. A-1 § 2, 1981).

1.01.050 Reference applies to all amendments.

Whenever a reference is made to this code as the “Mercer Island City Code” or to any portion thereof, or to any ordinance of the city of Mercer Island, Washington, the reference shall apply to all amendments, corrections and additions heretofore, now, or hereafter made. (Ord. A-1 § 2, 1981).

1.01.060 Title, chapter and section headings.

Title, chapter and section headings contained herein shall not be deemed to govern, limit, modify or in any manner affect the scope, meaning or intent of the provisions of any title, chapter or section herein. (Ord. A-1 § 2, 1981).

1.01.070 Reference to specific ordinances.

The provisions of this code shall not in any manner affect matters of record which are therein specifically designated by number or otherwise and which are included within the code, but such reference shall be construed to apply to the corresponding provisions contained within this code. (Ord. A-1 § 2, 1981).

1.01.080 Effect of code on past actions and obligations.

Neither the adoption of this code nor the repeal or amendment hereby of any ordinance or part or portion of any ordinance of the city shall in any manner affect the prosecution for violations of ordinances, which violations were committed prior to the effective date hereof, nor be construed as a waiver of any license, fee, or penalty at said effective date due and unpaid under such ordinances, nor be construed as affecting any of the provisions of such ordinances relating to the collection of any such license, fee, or penalty, or the penal provisions applicable to any violation thereof, nor to affect the validity of any bond or cash deposit in lieu thereof, required to be posted, filed or deposited pursuant to any ordinance and all rights and obligations thereunder appertaining shall continue in full force and effect. (Ord. A-1 § 2, 1981).

1.01.090 Constitutionality.

If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this code is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this code. The council declares that it would have passed this code, and each section, subsection, sentence, clause and phrase thereof, irrespective of the fact that any one or more sections, subsections, sentences, clauses or phrases had been declared invalid or unconstitutional, and if for any reason this code should be declared invalid or unconstitutional, then the original ordinance or ordinances shall be in full force and effect. (Ord. A-1 § 2, 1981).