ORDINANCE NO. 2016-04
AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING BY REFERENCE THE 2010 EDITION OF THE “MODEL TRAFFIC CODE FOR COLORADO” FOR THE REGULATION OF TRAFFIC IN THE TOWN OF KEENESBURG, COLORADO
WHEREAS, pursuant to section 42-4-110(1)(b), C.R.S., municipalities may, in the manner prescribed by Article 16 of Title 31, C.R.S., adopt by reference all or any part of a model municipal traffic code that embodies the rules of the road and vehicle requirements as set out in the state traffic laws; and
WHEREAS, the Colorado Department of Transportation has prepared and adopted a 2010 revised edition of the Model Traffic Code for Colorado; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees desires to adopt by reference the 2010 Model Traffic Code for Colorado and has provided notice of the adoption of such Code by reference in the manner required by Colorado Revised Statutes § 31-16-203.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE TOWN OF KEENESBURG, COLORADO:
Section 1. Section 8-1-10 the Keenesburg Municipal Code is hereby repealed and reenacted to read as follows:
Sec. 8-1-10. Adoption.
Pursuant to Parts 1 and 2 of Article 16 of Title 31, C.R.S., there is hereby adopted by reference Parts 1 through 19 and Appendix I of the 2010 edition of the “Model Traffic Code for Colorado” promulgated and published as such by the Colorado Department of Transportation, Safety and Traffic Engineering Branch, 4201 East Arkansas Avenue, EP 700, Denver, CO 80222. The subject matter of the Model Traffic Code relates primarily to comprehensive traffic control regulations for the Town. The purpose of this ordinance and the Code adopted herein is to provide a system of traffic regulations consistent with state law and generally conforming to similar regulations throughout the state and the nation. Copies of the Model Traffic Code adopted herein are on file in the office of the Town Clerk of Keenesburg, Colorado, and may be inspected during regular business hours.
Section 2. Any person found guilty of violating any of the provisions of this ordinance or the Model Traffic Code adopted herein shall be punished in accordance with sections 8-1-50 and 8-1-60 of the Keenesburg Municipal Code as adopted by Ordinance No. 2007-15.
Section 3. All other ordinances or portions thereof inconsistent or conflicting with this ordinance or any portion hereof are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency or conflict.
Section 4. If any article, section, paragraph, sentence, clause, or phrase of this ordinance is held to be unconstitutional or invalid for any reason, such decision shall not affect the validity or constitutionality of the remaining portions of this ordinance. The Board of Trustees hereby declares that it would have passed this ordinance and each part or parts hereof irrespective of the fact that any one part or parts be declared unconstitutional or invalid.
Section 5. The repeal or modification of any provision of the Keenesburg Municipal Code by this ordinance shall not release, extinguish, alter, modify, or change in whole or in part any penalty, forfeiture, or liability, either civil or criminal, which shall have been incurred under such provision, and each provision shall be treated and held as still remaining in force for the purpose of sustaining any and all proper actions, suits, proceedings, and prosecutions for the enforcement of the penalty, forfeiture, or liability, as well as for the purpose of sustaining any judgment, decree, or order which can or may be rendered, entered, or made in such actions, suits, proceedings, or prosecutions.
INTRODUCED, READ, ADOPTED, APPROVED AND ORDERED PUBLISHED IN FULL this 16th day of February, 2016.
TOWN OF KEENESBURG, COLORADO
Danny Kipp, Mayor
Debra L. Chumley, Town Clerk