The City Council of the City of DeQuincy, State of Louisiana, met in regular session on the 9th day of October 2023, and adopted the following Ordinance as an amendment to Chapter 5 Article II of the Code of Ordinances.
WHEREAS, the City of DeQuincy desires to update and modernize its Code of Ordinances regarding the regulation of Buildings.
THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council that Article II of Chapter 5 Buildings is hereby amended to read as follows:
Sec. 5-29. – Condemnation, demolition, removal
The commission council is hereby authorized and empowered to condemn and cause to be demolished or removed any building or structure within the corporate limits of the town when it is unsafe, unsanitary, unfit for human habitation, or which constitute a hazard to safety or health by reason of inadequate maintenance, dilapidation, obsolescence, or abandonment, are considered unsafe buildings. All such unsafe buildings are hereby declared illegal and shall be abated by repair and rehabilitation or by demolition.
BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED by the City Council that should any section, clause, or provision of this ordinance be declared invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, the same shall not affect the validity of the ordinance as a whole, or any part thereof, other than the part or parts declared to be invalid. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with any of the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed.
All other sections, paragraphs, subsections, subparagraphs, clauses, phrases and words of Chapter 5, ARTICLE II SEC 5-29, not specifically amended by this ordinance, are to remain the same.
Said Ordinance having been introduced on the 11th day of September, 2023, notice of Public Hearing having been published on the 4th day of October , 2023, said Public Hearing having been held on the 9th day of October, 2023 with the title having been read and Ordinance considered, on motion by ____, seconded by ______ to adopt the Ordinance. A record vote was taken, and the following result was had:
This Ordinance was declared duly adopted on this 9th day of October 2023.
Chairman of the Council
I hereby certify that the foregoing Ordinance has been presented to the mayor on this 9th day of October 2023, at 5:30 o’clock p. m.
/s/Sherri Breaux,
Secretary of the
Council and City Clerk
I have reviewed the above and foregoing Ordinance on this 9th day of October 2023 and do hereby Approve/Veto same.
/s/Riley Smith,
I hereby certify that I have received from the mayor at 5:30 o’clock p. m., on this 9th day of October 2023, the foregoing Ordinance which has been Approved by the Mayor.
/s/Sherri Breaux,
Secretary of the
Council and City Clerk
I certify that the above and foregoing constitutes a true and correct copy of an Ordinance duly adopted at a meeting of the City Council of the City of DeQuincy held on October 11th,2023, at which meeting a quorum was present and voted in favor of said Ordinance.
/s/Sherri Breaux,
Secretary of the Council
and City Clerk
Run: October 18,2023 (O-4)