City Code & Charter
The City of Fulton has, over the years, passed through a process of legislative change common to many American communities. While only a few simple laws were necessary at the time of the establishment of the city, subsequent growth of the community, together with the complexity of modern life, has created the need for new and more detailed legislation for the proper function and government of the city. The recording of local law is an aspect of municipal history, and as the community develops and changes, review and revision of old laws and consideration of new laws, in the light of current trends, must keep pace. The orderly collection of these records is an important step in this ever-continuing process. Legislation must be more than mere, chronological enactments reposing in the pages of old records, it must be available and logically arranged for convenient use and must be kept up-to-date. It was with thoughts such as these that the Common Council ordered the following codification of the city's legislation.
Contents of Code
The various chapters of the code contain all currently effective legislation (local laws, ordinances and certain resolutions) of a general and permanent nature enacted by the Common Council of the City of Fulton, including revisions or amendments to existing legislation deemed necessary by the Common Council in the course of codification.
Division of Code
The Code is divided into two major divisions. The first division includes the Charter of the city. The second division includes all legislation of a general and permanent nature as Parts I and II. Part 1, Administrative Legislation, contains all city legislation of an administrative nature, such as dealing with the administration of government, establishing or regulating municipal departments and affecting officers and employees of the municipal government and its departments. Part II, General Legislation, contains all other city legislation of a regulatory nature. Items of legislation in this part generally impose penalties for violation of their provisions, whereas those in Part I do not.