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ORDINANCE NO. 1609 OF 2011

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ORDINANCE NO. 1609 OF 2011
ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE RUSTON 21 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND FUTURE LAND USE MAP AND SUPERSEDING AND REPLACING THE ORIGINAL MASTER PLAN AND AMENDMENTS THERETO
WHEREAS, the Municipal Planning and Zoning Commission of the City adopted a Master Plan for the City (the “Original Master Plan”) on December 7, 1961, which was recorded under Instrument Nos. C-34238 through C-34245, of the records of the Clerk of Court of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana; and,
WHEREAS, the Original Master Plan included the following: I. General Land Use Plan, Growth of the City; II. General Land Use Plan, Present Urban Pattern; III. Land Use Plan, Future Pattern; IV. (A) Zoning Ordinance of 1959 (Ordinance No. 526), and (B) Regulations Governing the Subdivision of Land; V. Recreation Plan; VI. Land Use Plan, A Summary Report; VII. Urban Highway and Major Street Plan for Ruston, Louisiana; VIII. General Land Use Map; and IX. Zoning District Map; and,
WHEREAS, the City adopted an amendment to the Original Master Plan entitled Ordinance Amending Chapter 20 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Ruston, Louisiana, By Adding Section 20-25 Relating to a Comprehensive Master Plan of the City of Ruston and Adopting Chapter Two Relating to Land Use (the “Amendments”) on May 2, 2005, which is recorded under Instrument No. F-64296, of the records of the Clerk of Court of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana; and,
WHEREAS, the City desires to adopt the Ruston 21 Comprehensive Plan (the “Comprehensive Plan”), and to supersede and replace the Original Master Plan and Amendments with the new Comprehensive Plan for the physical development of the City pursuant to LSA-R.S. 33;106, et seq.;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF RUSTON, LOUISIANA:
§1.The City adopts a new Comprehensive Plan dated March 21, 2011, and an amended Future Land Use Map of the City referred to therein dated March 21, 2011.
§2.The City supersedes and replaces the Original Master Plan and Amendments.
§3.If any section, paragraph, sentence, clause and/or phrase of this Ordinance or the application thereof is declared unconstitutional, unenforceable or invalid by the valid judgment of any court of competent jurisdiction such unconstitutionality, unenforceability or invalidity shall not affect any of the remaining sections, paragraphs, sentences, clauses and/or phrases of this Ordinance, since the same would have been enacted by the City without the incorporation of this Ordinance of any such unconstitutional, unenforceable or invalid section, paragraph, sentence, clause or phrase. To this end, the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby declared severable.
§4.All other Ordinances, or parts thereof, which are in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance, are hereby repealed. To the extent that any provision or provisions of this Ordinance are inconsistent or in conflict with any other provision of the Code of Ordinances or any regulation of the City, the provisions of this Ordinance shall be deemed to control.
§5.This Ordinance shall become effective upon final adoption and publication of the same in the manner prescribed by law.
Said Ordinance having been introduced on March 7, 2011, by Alderman Elmore Mayfield, Notice of Public Hearing having been published on March 11, 2011, March 18, 2011, and March 25, 2011, and said Public Hearing having been held, the title having been read and the Ordinance considered, on motion to adopt, as amended, by Alderman Elmore Mayfield, seconded by Alderman Jim Pearce, a record vote was taken and the following result was had:
YEA: ALDERWOMAN GLENDA HOWARD
ALDERMAN JEDD LEWIS
ALDERMAN ELMORE MAYFIELD
ALDERMAN JIM PEARCE
ALDERWOMAN MARIE S. RIGGS
NAY:NONE
ABSENT: NONE
WHEREUPON, the presiding officer declared the above Ordinance duly adopted on the 4th day of April, 2011.
ATTEST:
EMMETT GIBBS, CLERK
DAN HOLLINGSWORTH, MAYOR
1td: April 8, 2011

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