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PDF small icon Ordinance No. 11-03-2014

An ordinance making permanent in the city the Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday.

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 10-6-2014
An ordinance amending Ordinance No. 04-07-14 (5) regarding the Rainsville Police Chief serving as the Safety Coordinator for the City.

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 05-19-2014
An ordinance dealing with the leasing of the property located next to the sewer treatment plant to the highest bidder during the removal of unneeded property.

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 04-21-2014
An ordinance defining the order of procedure and order of business for council meetings.

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 04-07-2014 (B)
An ordinance amending the employee handbook in regard to vacation and overtime for emergency personnel.

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 04-07-2014 (5)
An ordinance defining the job description for the Rainsville Police Chief.

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 04-07-2014 (4)
An ordinance defining the job description for the Rainsville Fire Chief.

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 04-07-2014 (2)
An ordinance defining the job description for the Rainsville City Treasurer.

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 04-07-2014 (1)
An ordinance defining the job description for the Rainsville City Clerk.

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 01-20-2014
An ordinance amending the employee handbook by defining a 40-hour work week and an 8-hour shift.

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 01-6-2014
An ordinance concerning the City employee handbook which defines personnel rules and regulations and job descriptions.

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 06-03-13
An ordinance declaring real estate of the city to be unneeded for public use and authorizing the donation to the Rainsville Industrial Development Board.

PDF icon Ordinance No. 5-23-13-A (amendment to Section 1 made on May 19, 2014)
An amendment to Section 1 of 5-23-13-A, "Responsible Pet Ownership Ordinance." 

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 5-23-13-A
The "Responsible Pet Ownership Ordinance" establishes rules for pet owners, animal impoundment, and business licenses for animal establishments such as pet shops and kennels. See also amendment above. 

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 5-23-13
The "Nuisance Abatement Ordinance" is intended to prevent public health hazards, public nuisances and eyesores such as abandoned vehicles, accumulated debris, unsafe structures, unsightly grass and weed overgrowth, etc.

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 1-21-13
An ordinance exempting certain "covered items" from municipal sales tax during the Alabama Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday on February 22-24, 2013.

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 11-19-12
An ordinance amending the business license code, Ordinance No. 10-15-07 entitled Business License Code of the City of Rainsville, Alabama; amending the license issue fee of Section 3(c)

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 10-22-12
An ordinance amending the zoning Ordinance No. 8-15-83, as amended entitled Zoning Ordinance of Rainsville, Alabama, and the zoning map changing the use zone and district designation of certain parcels

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 9-17-12
REPEALED on January 7, 2013. An ordinance making the violation of a state handgun and firearm law a violation of a municipal ordinance; to protect the public health by enforcing Alabama statute §13A-11-59 regarding conduct at city council meetings

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 9-4-12
An ordinance amending the zoning Ordinance No. 8-15-83, entitled Zoning Ordinance of Rainsville, Alabama, as previously amended to add elementary schools and high schools as a special exception inB-3 district

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 8-6-12
Assent of council to the petition by landowners at 2559 Rainbow Avenue North for annexation of lands by unanimous consent; City of Rainsville, DeKalb County, Alabama

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 7-2-12(A)
Municipal Court Assessments

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 6-4-12
RESCINDED on August 6, 2012; REPLACED by Ordinance No. 5-23-13-A. An ordinance regulating dangerous and noisy animals and providing punishment for violation

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 5-21-12
An ordinance amending the business license code

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 5-7-12
An Ordinance of the City of Rainsville, AL, to Exempt Certain “Covered Items” from the Municipal Sales and Use Tax During Certain Periods, AS Authorized by Act 2012-256, Generally Referred to as the State Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Legislation

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 1-3-12

An Ordinance Granting a Franchise for the Operation of a Gas System

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 10-03-11
Assent of Council to the Petition by Landowners in Rainbow Avenue-Mockingbird Lane Corner for Annexation of Lands by Unanimous Consent

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 9-19-11
Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 6-6-11(C)
Amending Ordinance Number 5-24-11 Authorizing City of Rainsville and Its Designees to Enter Private Property for the Purpose of Removal of Storm Debris That Poses a Public Health Nuisance or Danger to Public Health and Safety

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 6-6-11(B)
An Ordinance Amending the Zoning Ordinance Number 8-15-83, As Amended, Entitled Zoning Ordinance of Rainsville, Al, and the Zoning Map Designating the Use Zone and District Designation of a Certain Parcel

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 6-6-11(A)
An Ordinance Amending the Zoning Ordinance Number 8-15-83 Entitled Zoning Ordinance Rainsville, AL, adding Emergency Temporary Single-Family Mobile Home as Permitted Use in Residential Districts

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 5-24-11
Authorizing City of Rainsville and Its Designees to Enter Private Property for the Purpose of Removal of Storm Debris That Poses a Public Health Nuisance or Danger to Public Health and Safety

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 5-16-11
An Ordinance Directing the Sale of the Surplus Building to be Removed and Relocated from the City’s Real Property at 107 West Main Street

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 4-4-11
An Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 2-17-11 Municipal Sales and Use Tax to Make Effective Date of Tax and Ordinance May 1, 2011

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 3-7-11
An Ordinance Amending the Zoning Ordinance Numer 8-15-83, as Amended, Entitled Zoning Ordinance of Rainsville, AL, and the Zoning Map Designating the Use Zone and District Designation of Certain Annexed Parcels

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 2-17-11
An Ordinance to Levy and Define a Municipal Sales and Use Tax Upon Retail Sales and /or Use of Certain Items and Services Sold or Used Within the Rainsville Corporate Limits and Police Jurisdiction

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 1-17-11
An Ordinance Amending the Zoning Ordinance Number 8-15-83, As Amended, Entitled Zoning Ordinance of Rainsville, AL, and the Zoning Map Changing the Use Zone and District Designation of a Certain Parcel 

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 1-3-11A
An Ordinance Declaring the Simpson Building Surplus and Directing the Sale of Such City Property to be Removed and Relocated from the City’s Real Property at 107 West Main Street

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 12-6-10
An Amendment to Business License Code, Ordinance Number 10-15-07 Entitled Business License Code of the City of Rainsville, AL, As Previously Amended

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 10-4-10
An Ordinance Affirming and Consenting to Lease Agreement With the Public Building Authority of the City of Rainsville, Inc.

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 9-20-10A
An Ordinance Repealing and Amending the Specifications for Roads Required for Acceptance and Maintenance By the City of Rainsville – Establishing Minimum Standards for City Streets and Roads

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 7-19-10
An Ordinance Amending the Zoning Ordinance Number 8-15-83, Entitled Zoning Ordinance of Rainsville, AL, adding Mini-Warehouse Self-Storage Facilities as a Permitted Use in B-3 District

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 6-21-10B
Municipal Court Assessments

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 12-7-09
An ordinance amending the zoning ordinance no. 8-15-83\

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 7-20-09
Municipal court costs

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 7-13-09
An ordinance amending the city's zoning ordinance to regulate the erection and maintenance of signs

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 5-04-09
An ordinance extending the moratorium on billboards

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 1-5-09
An ordinance establishing a moratorium on billboards

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 4-7-08
Assent of council to a petition to annex 140 acres on the north side of the city

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 02-04-08-B
An ordinance numbering council places

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 02-04-08-A
An ordinance establishing procedures for the appointment of additional election officers for absentee ballots in municipalities under 10,000 populations

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 1-16-08
Amending the business license code as written on ordinances no. 10-15-07 and no. 1-10-08 

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 1-10-08
Amending the business license code as written on ordinance no. 10-15-07

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 12-18-2006
An ordinance setting qualification fees for mayoral and city council candidates

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 3-20-06
Amends license ordinance no. 12-20-00

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 2-6-06
Amends the zoning ordinances no. 8-15-83 and 4-3-89; deals with moving a building to or through the city

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 10-17-05A
Amends ordinance no. 8-15-83 to rezone specific real estate

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 10-17-05
An ordinance amending the zoning ordinance 8-15-83; deals with building contractors, sub-contractors and construction projects

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 8-15-05
Concerns the sewage disposal system and use charges

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 12-6-04
An ordinance levying a lodging priviledge tax


PDF small icon Ordinance No. 11-1-04
Declares the annexation of specific real estate on Collier Circle


PDF small icon Ordinance No. 01-20-03
Deals with changes to sewer system rates (sewage disposal system charges)


PDF small icon Ordinance No. 11-15-02
Amends the zoning ordinance no. 8-15-83 to regulate subdivision lots, business signs and billboards, and to annex specific real estate in Chavies area

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 2-11-02
Establishes a maratorium on billboards


PDF small icon Ordinance No. 1-21-02
Authorizes the sale of specific city-owned real estate (the old Dixie Youth Baseball Park on DeKalb Drive)

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 11-5-01
Authorizes the lease of the police station basement to establish the DeKalb Probate and Revenue Commissioner annex

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 10-16-01
Declares the annexation of specific real estate

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 4-03-01
Amends zoning ordinance no. 8-15-83 in regard to land zoned B-3 General Business District

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 3-19-01-B
Amends zoning ordinance no. 8-15-83 in regard to the planning commission, bed & breakfasts, assisted living facilities, cement manufacturing, and structure and land use regulations

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 3-19-01-A
Amends zoning ordinance no. 8-15-83 in regard to rezoning specific real estate

PDF small icon Ordinance No. 2-13A-01
Deals with sewer system rates (sewage disposal system charges). SUPERSEDED by Ordinance No. 01-20-03.


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