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The Town Council legislates rules and regulations governing the Town of Beaux Arts Village by passing ordinances. As rules change and ordinances are amended, it can become confusing for the casual observer to determine which rules remain in effect. For this reason, the Town has organized all of its active regulations into a municipal-code format that most users will find easier to research. A link to the Beaux Arts Village Municipal Code (BAV MC) is highlighted below.
As you navigate through the code, you will notice that the BAV MC is organized by subject into titles and chapters. You will also notice that each chapter (or section within a chapter) includes a parenthetical reference to the ordinance that established the regulation. These parenthetical references serve as a reminder that the ordinances passed by the Council remain the controlling legislation in the Town.
As the Council deems necessary, new Town ordinances will be enacted and will take effect shortly after passage. The Town Clerk keeps copies of ordinances on file and periodically submits newly passed ordinances to Code Publishing for inclusion in an updated BAV MC, a process known as codification.
From the time an ordinance becomes effective after passage until it is codified, the Town will post a copy of the ordinance on this page and Code Publishing will include a link to it on theirs. In this way, all who refer to the Town Code will be made aware of pending changes to the code that may not yet be codified.
Sue Ann Spens