Ordinances & Resolutions

The City Code contains all codified ordinances for the City of Harrington.

Below are ordinances that the City Council is considering adopting, meaning that they have had a first reading. The following are also lists by year of ordinances and resolutions that the City Council has adopted along with proclamations made by the Mayor.

Ordinances that have had a First Reading:
None at this time

2017 Ordinances, Resolutions, and Proclamations
2016 Ordinances, Resolutions, and Proclamations

Ordinances Adopted in 2015:
14-15 Chapter 255 Manufactured Home Licenses To require licenses for manufactured homes
15-01 Chapter 114 Open Burning To allow some types of open burning and restrict the size and location of open fires
15-02 Chapter 102 Building Standards To adopt the 2012 International Building and Residential Codes
15-03 Ch 305 Property Maintenance To adopt the 2012 International Property Maintenance Code
15-04 VOID
15-05 Chapter 180 Municipal Fees Fees for Open Burning and Zoning Violations and Manufactured Home Licenses
15-06 Chapter 440 Zoning Repealing and replacing Chapter 440, Zoning
15-07 Comprehensive Rezone Rezoning certain parcels and amending the Zoning Map
15-08 Chapter 180 Municipal Fees To add a fine for failing to obtain a rental inspection
15-09 Chapter 145 Disorderly Premises To add a new chapter for disorderly premises
15-10 Chapter 440 Zoning Related to prohibited uses in the Manufacturing Zone
15-11 Chapter 440 Zoning To clarify sign regulations
15-12 Chapter 180 Municipal Fees Related to Disorderly Premises
15-13 VOID
15-14 Chapter 440 Zoning Related to signage in C-3, M, and IMP Zones
15-15 Ch 440 Zoning Clarification on required parking spaces
15-16 Comprehensive Land Use Plan Future Land Use Map Amendment

Resolutions Adopted in 2015:
15-R-01 Municipal Election
15-R-02 Debts on Tax Bills and Appeals Adopting a list of other debts owed to the City of Harrington to be added to tax bills and setting forth the procedure for appeals
15-R-03 Opposing Truck Size or Weight Increases
15-R-04 I & I Funding Introduction Proposed USDA funding for inflow and infiltration repairs
15-R-05 I & I Funding Approval To proceed with USDA funding for inflow and infiltration repairs
15-R-06 Budgets FY2015 Revised Operating Budget and FY2016 Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Budget
15-R-07 I & I Funding – USDA Loan Terms
15-R-08 Refinance Referendum Introduction Proposed funding to refinance 4 water and sewer loans
15-R-09 Refinance Referendum Special Election Establishes a time and place for a referendum vote to refinance 4 water and sewer loans
15-R-11 Short term Borrowing for I&I
15-R-12 CDBG Authorizes application submittal and Kent County to act as representative
15-R-13 CDBG Supports fair housing

Proclamations Adopted in 2015:
City Goes Red Month & Wear Red Day
Madison Peterman’s Random Acts of Kindness Day March 25, 2015
80th Anniversary of Social Security Act August 15, 2015
Red Ribbon Week October 23-31

Ordinances Adopted in 2014:
14-01 Chapter 314 Rental Propeties To add a purpose statement and definition of rental dwelling unit
14-02 Chapter 365 Streets and Sidewalks Relating to snow removal from sidewalks
14-03 Chapter 212 Floodplain Regulations Repeals and replaces the floodplain regulations
14-04 Chapter 180 Municipal Fees To adopt an updated fee schedule
14-04 Chapter 180 Municipal Fees  To update requirements
14-06 Chapter 330 Sewers To incorporate a new rate structure
14-07 Chapter 425 Water To incorporate a new rate structure
14-08 Chapter 399 Payment for Utilities To incorporate a new rate structure
14-09 Chapter 440 Zoning To increase the time of the extension that can be granted on site plan approval
14-10 Chapter 120 Businiess Licenses To revise the penalty for operating without a license
114-11 Chapter 314 Rental Properties To revise the penalty for operating without a license
14-12 Chapter 212 Floodplain Regulations To revised the definition of Historic Structure
14-13 Chapter 180 Municipal Fees Relating to water meter and irrigation meter permit costs
14-14 Chapter 180 Municipal Fees Relating to the fees for water usage
14-15 – Adopted in 2015
14-16 Chapter 314 Rental Properties To add an exemption from the crime-free housing seminar for certified property managers and licensed real estate agents
14-17 Chapter 180 Municipal Fees For Public Works hourly rate and sewer service
14-18 Chapter 330 Sewers To remove the rate classification for in-City users with individual sewer meters

Resolutions Adopted in 2014:
14-R-01 2014 Municipal Election
14-R-02 Debts on Tax Bills and Appeals
14-R-03 Opposing HB 230
14-R-04 Budgets FY 2014 Revised Operating Budget and FY 2015 Operating Budget
14-R-05 Friendship Village Tax Credit
14-R-06 Thank you to State and County Officials
14-R-07 CDBG Authorizes application submittal and Kent County to act as representative
14-R-08 CDBG Supports fair housing

Proclamations Adopted in 2014:
City Goes Red Month & Wear Red Day
Chief of the Year
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Ordinances Adopted in 2013:
13-01 Chapter 330 Sewers Relating to EDU calculation
13-02 Chapter 425 Water Relating to EDU calculation
13-03 Chapter 314 Rental Properties Relating to lease addendum
13-04 Comprehensive Land Use Plan Adoption Link to the Comprehensive Land Use Plan
13-05 Chapter 180 Fees Increasing the quarterly trash rate by $1.57
13-06 had a first reading only and was not adopted

Resolutions Adopted in 2013:
13-R-01 Deferred Compensation Plan
13-R-02 CDBG Community Development Block Grant Hanley Street Project
13-R-03 Election  2013 Regular Municipal Election
13-R-04 Charter Changes
13-R-05 Debts on Tax Bills and Appeals
13-R-06 Official Map
13-R-07 Kent County Economic Roundtable
13-R-08 Reaffirmation of Charter Changes
13-R-09 FY13 Revised Operating Budget, FY14 Operating Budget, and FY14 Capital Improvement Budget
13-R-10 Naming of Freedom Park Pavillion after Polie Chief Norman Barlow
13-R-11 Freedom Park Grant to apply for a grant for park improvements
13-R-12 Discover Bank Signers
13-R-13 CDBG authorizes application submittaland Kent County to act as representative
13-R-14 CDBG supports fair housing

Proclamations Adopted in 2013:
November as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month