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Ord 698 Amending Chapter 90 Traffic and Vehicles amending the School Zone DistanceAMENDING ! OF 1 r ORDINANCES, ► 90 TRAFFIC AND VEHICLES, SECTIONi TO CHANGE THE ESTABLISHEIP SCHOOL! 1 PROVIDING PROVIDING CUMULATIVE CLAUSE; PROVIDING PROVIDING SAVINGS CLAUSE; AUTHORIZING : !, EFFECTIVE DATE. WHEREAS, Sections 545.356 and 545.357 of the Texas Transportation Code, provide That whenever the governing body of a City, under the provisions of the code, determines and declares a reasonable and safe prima facie speed limit on the street or streets, including the prima facie speed limit near a public elementary or secondary school (as defined by the Texas Education Code) by the passage of an ordinance, which shall be effective when appropriate signs giving notice thereof are erected at the intersection or other place or part of the street or highway; and WHEREAS, The Town of Westlake Town Council desires to amend the Town of Westlake code of Ordinance by changing the published school zone distance; and WHEREAS, The Town Council of the Town of Westlake finds that the amendment set forth to the school zone distance is in the best interests of the Town of Westlake and Westlake Academy. NOW, !'; BE IT RESOLVED BY THE TOWN! OF ! OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS: SECTION 1: All matters stated in the Recitals above are found to be true and correct and are incorporated herein by reference as if copied in their entirety. SECTION 2: That 441, Chapter 90, traffic and Vehicles, Section 80 of the Town of Westlake Code of Ordinances, as amended, is hereby amended to read as follows: (a) Westlake Academy: 20 miles per hour on J.T. Ottinger Road from 600 feet south of the Westlake Academy property line to 300 feet north of the Westlake Academy property line, during the posted times of: 7:30 a.m. — 8:15 a.m. 2:30 p.m. — 4:00 p.m. Ordinance 698 Page I of 2 The maximum legal speed limit stated herein for this specified section of J.T. Ottinger Road shall be in effect on school attendance days and at the times listed; and, at all other times, the maximum legal speed limit shall remain at thirty (30) miles per hour or at the maximum speed limit established by law. SECTION 3: If any portion of this Resolution shall, for any reason, be declared invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity shall not affect the remaining provisions hereof and the Council hereby determines that it would have adopted this Resolution without the invalid provision. SECTION 4: That this resolution shall become effective from and after its date of passage. PASSED AND APPROVED ON THIS 25TH DAY OF MARCH, 2013. Kell' Edws, Town Secretary APPROVED AS TO Attorney L ura Wheat, Mayor Ordinance 698 Page 2 of 2