Recodification Project Is Complete

21 March 2012 17 views No Comment

I am pleased to announce that the City’s recodification project is finally complete.  The City will now be able to provide accurate, easy access to local government ordinances.

Codification is the process of consolidating our municipal legislation and then organizing it into a Code of Ordinances where the legislation is organized by department.  The City ordinances were last codified in 1978 when Englewood’s form of government was changed.  In 2005, the City solicited proposals for a recodification project.  The project was initially slated to take between 11 to 12 months to complete.

The City hired a new City Clerk, Lauren Vande Vaarst, in March, 2010 and she began reviewing the Manuscript Analysis.  She completed the Manuscript Analysis, and then reviewed and returned the Final Draft Analysis.  On February 22, 2012, the City received the Code Adoption Ordinance and Code Books.  On March 20th, the Code of the City of Englewood had its Introduction/1st Reading.  The 2nd Reading/Public Hearing will take place at the City Council meeting on April 24th.  The Code will go online after that date.  This will be a helpful resource for residents, elected officials and municipal employees.  As a result of this project, it will be easier to quickly locate accurate and up-to-date information.

This major project would not have been completed if not for the hard work by Lauren Vande Vaarst.  Lauren dedicated countless hours to finish the recodification.  On behalf of the City Council and the residents of Englewood, thank you, Lauren, for all of your hard work and dedication.  Congratulations on this major accomplishment.

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