Chapter 1.01


1.01.010    Definitions and construction.

1.01.015    Revisions of ordinances.

1.01.020    Penalty for violations.

1.01.030    Failure to pay fine, costs.

1.01.010 Definitions and construction.

Unless the context otherwise requires, the following words and phrases where used in this code shall have the meaning and construction given in this section:

A. “Code” means the “Port Townsend Municipal Code.”

B. “City” means the city of Port Townsend.

C. “City council” means the city council of the city of Port Townsend.

D. “County” means Jefferson County.

E. “Person” means any natural person, firm, association, joint venture, joint stock company, partnership, organization, club, company, corporation, business trust, or their manager, lessee, agent, servant, officer or employee of any of them.

F. “Oath” includes affirmation.

G. “State” means the state of Washington.

H. “Gender.” The masculine gender includes the feminine and neuter.

I. “Number.” The singular number includes the plural and the plural the singular.

J. “Tenses.” The present tense includes the past and future tenses, and the future tense includes the present tense.

K. “Shall, may.” “Shall” is mandatory; “may” is permissive.

L. “Title of office.” The use of the title of any officer, employee, department, board or commission means that officer, employee, department, board or commission of the city of Port Townsend. (Ord. 1526 § 1, 1967).

1.01.015 Revisions of ordinances.

The administration, under the authority and direction of the city manager and city clerk, has the authority when codifying ordinances into the Port Townsend Municipal Code to:

A. Edit and revise such ordinances for such consolidation, to the extent deemed necessary or desirable by the city manager and city clerk and without changing the meaning of any such ordinances, in the following respects only:

1. Make capitalization uniform with that followed generally in the code.

2. Make chapter or section division and subdivision designations uniform with that followed in the code.

3. Substitute for the term “this act,” or “this ordinance” or the like, where necessary, the term “section,” “part,” “code,” “chapter,” or “title” or reference to specific section or chapter numbers as the case may require.

4. Substitute for reference to a section of an “act” the proper code section number reference.

5. Substitute for “as provided in the preceding section,” and other phrases of similar import, the proper code section number references.

6. Substitute the proper calendar date for “effective date of this act,” “date of passage of this act,” and other phrases of similar import.

7. Strike out figures where merely a repetition of written words, and substitute, where deemed advisable for uniformity, written words for figures.

8. Rearrange any misplaced statutory material, incorporate any omitted ordinance material as well as correct manifest errors in spelling, and manifest clerical or typographical errors, or errors by way of additions or omissions.

9. Correct manifest errors in references, by chapter or section number, to other laws.

10. Correct manifest errors or omissions in numbering or renumbering sections of the revised code.

11. Divide long sections into two or more sections, and rearrange the order of sections to conform to such logical arrangement of subject matter as may most generally be followed in the code, when to do so will not change the meaning or effect of such sections.

12. Change the wording of section captions, if any, and provide captions to new chapters and sections.

13. Strike provisions manifestly obsolete.

B. Create new code titles, chapters, and sections of the Port Townsend Municipal Code, or otherwise revise the title, chapter, and sectional organization of the code, all as may be required from time to time, to effectuate the orderly and logical arrangement of the ordinances. Such new titles, chapters, and sections, and organizational revisions, shall have the same force and effect as the code originally enacted and designated as the Port Townsend Municipal Code.

C. All edits and revisions shall be reported to the city council within 30 days of when Port Townsend Municipal Code updates occur as authorized by this section. All edits and revisions shall be approved by the city council as part of a consent agenda prior to taking effect. (Ord. 2973 § 1, 2008).

1.01.020 Penalty for violations.

Except as otherwise provided in this code, any person violating any of the provisions or failing to comply with any of the mandatory requirements of this code shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. Any person convicted of a misdemeanor under this code shall be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000, or by imprisonment not to exceed 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each person shall be guilty of a separate offense for each and every day during any portion of which any violation of any provision of this code is committed, continued, or permitted by any such person, and he shall be punished accordingly. (Ord. 2014 § 30, 1985; Ord. 1526 § 2, 1967).

1.01.030 Failure to pay fine, costs.

Upon the rendition of judgment against any defendant for violation of this code, the police magistrate or justice of the peace shall make an order and enter the same upon his docket, that if the defendant shall neglect or refuse to satisfy such judgment and costs of suit, he shall be confined in the city jail or other place of confinement provided for that purpose, one day for each $10.00 of such judgment and costs, and during such confinement he may be required to labor upon the streets or do other work for the city under the supervision and direction of the chief of police. Execution shall be issued immediately upon the rendition of judgment. (Ord. 1526 § 3, 1967).