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|Record Creator:||Poulsbo Municipal Government, City Council|
These records include Ordinances 1 to 2007-25 enacted by the Poulsbo City Council meetings from February 19, 1908, through July 18, 2007. From 1908 to 1971, the ordinances were numbered consecutively from 1 to 400. Beginning in 1972, a new numbering system occurs using the year the ordinance passed, counting consecutively each year. The majority of the ordinances between 1908 and 1971 were handwritten; they may be difficult to read and appear faded at times. Ordinances passed in 1941 have a note about printed copies in the minutes. There appears to be an error somewhere. For ordinance 110, the May 7, 1941 minutes has it numbered as 109; for ordinance 111, the September 3 minutes has it numbered as 110; for ordinance 112, the September 3 minutes has it numbered as 111; for ordinance 113, the October 1 minutes has it numbered as 112; and for ordinance 114, the October 1 minutes has it numbered as 113. There are gaps in the record at 83-19, 86-01, 86-50, 87-17, and 90-21. According to the ordinance index, 83-19 was passed but was not signed by the city attorney. Numbers 86-01 and 87-17 were not used; that may be the case for 86-50 and 90-21. Ordinance 2005-09 is missing; there is only a distribution schedule for it.
Ordinances passed by the city council are the laws which govern the city and are normally codified into a Municipal Code. Record includes ordinance number, type or legal details, and date. The ordinances in this collection are indexed by date and ordinance number.
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|Notes||Historical ordinances contained in this collection may have been repealed, superseded, amended, or otherwise had their legal effect altered by subsequent actions of the creating body. Those seeking the current municipal or county laws should refer directly to the appropriate city, town, or county.
|Agency History:||Founded in the 1880s by Jorgen Eliason, a Norwegian immigrant, the city became an attractive place for Scandinavian immigrants to settle in the area. At the suggestion of resident, I.B. Moe in 1886, the residents agreed to name the city Paulsbo, after Moe's Norwegian hometown. By accident, officials misspelled the city's name as Poulsbo. The City of Poulsbo was incorporated in 1908 and is located in Kitsap County.|
|Preferred Citation:||Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Poulsbo City Council, Ordinances, 1908-2007, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].