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

2020 Ordinances, Resolutions, and Proclamations
2019 Ordinances, Resolutions, and Proclamations
2018 Ordinances, Resolutions, and Proclamations
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