The Town Council of Knightsville approved a project at Thursday evening's meeting that will insure all of the town's ordinances will be updated and in sync with state laws.
Agreeing the current town ordinance book needs purged of out-of-date ordinances that are no longer used, board members, President Mike Kester, Vice president Debbie Cress and Council Member David M. Brown, voted to hire American Legal Publications to do the project.
A representative from the company based in Cincinnati, Ohio, said the extensive project would take approximately six months to complete.
All codes, including the fines and penalties, will be updated.
The board will choose between a single column of information for $19 per page or double columns of information per page for $23 with an approximate cost of $7,250. The company will allow the board to divide the project cost into a payment plan that will fit their budgetary needs beginning in the 2008 budget year.
In other business, the board suspended the rules of the meeting to accept on the night of introduction the creation of one ordinance and the amendment made to another that will affect the way town residents maintain their property.
The board first approved Ordinance No. 2-2007 about out-of-control weeds. The Town Marshal can issue notices in writing to cut, remove or destroy weeds and rank vegetation. If found in violation after 10 days, a penalty of $100 per violation, per each day the violation is allowed to continue can be issued.
An amendment made to the trash ordinance by the board changed the penalty to $100 for each violation for each day it is allowed to continue.