INTRODUCED BY: Mayor Dimora and Council as a whole
   WHEREAS, the Council of the City of Bedford Heights, Ohio, has had the matter of recodification and general revision of the City ordinances before it for some time, and
   WHEREAS, it has heretofore entered into a contract with the Walter H. Drane Company to prepare and publish such recodification, and
   WHEREAS, the recodification of such ordinances, together with the new matter to be adopted, the matters to be amended and those to be repealed are before the Council,
   BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the City of Bedford Heights, Ohio, that:
   Section 1: The ordinances of the City of Bedford Heights, Ohio, of a general and permanent nature, as revised, recodified, rearranged and consolidated into component codes, titles, chapters and sections are hereby approved, adopted and enacted as the Codified Ordinances of Bedford Heights, Ohio, 1982.
   One book-form copy of the Codified Ordinances shall be certified as correct by the Mayor and the Clerk of Council, attached to this ordinance as a part hereof, and filed with the permanent ordinance records of the City of Bedford Heights, Ohio.
   Section 2: All ordinances and resolutions or parts thereof which are inconsistent or in conflict with any provision of the Codified Ordinances are hereby repealed as of the effective date of this ordinance, except as follows:
   (a)    The enactment of the Codified Ordinances shall not be construed to affect a right or liability accrued or incurred under any legislative provisions prior to the effective date of such enactment, or an action or proceeding for the enforcement of such right or liability. Such enactment shall not be construed to relieve any person from punishment for an act committed in violation of any such legislative provision, nor to affect an indictment or prosecution therefor. For such purposes any such legislative provision shall continue in full force notwithstanding its repeal for the purpose of revision and recodification.
   (b)    The repeal provided above shall not affect:
      (1)    The grant or creation of a franchise, license, right, easement or privilege.
      (2)    The purchase, sale, lease or transfer of property.
      (3)    The appropriation or expenditure of money or promise or guarantee of payment.
      (4)    The assumption of any contract or obligation.
      (5)    The issuance and delivery of any bonds, obligations or other instruments of indebtedness.
      (6)    The levy or imposition of taxes, assessments or charges.
      (7)    The establishment, naming, vacating or grade level of any street or public way.
      (8)    The dedication of property or plat approval.
      (9)    The annexation or detachment of territory.
      (10)    Any legislation enacted subsequent to January 4, 1982.
   Section 3: Pursuant to Section 113.01 of the Codified Ordinances, the Clerk of Council shall publish a copy of this Adopting Ordinance along with a copy of the Codified Ordinances in the manner required by law.
   Section 4: This ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health, safety and welfare of the City of Bedford Heights for the reason that there exists an imperative necessity for the earliest publication and distribution of the Codified Ordinances to the officials and citizens of the City, so as to facilitate administration, daily operation and avoid practical and legal entanglements, and therefore, this ordinance shall take effect and be in force immediately upon its passage and signature by the Mayor.
Passed: March 2, 1982
/s/ Jimmy Dimora, Mayor
            General Index
            Comparative Section Table
            Tables of Special Ordinances
         PART ONE - Administrative Code
         PART THREE - Traffic Code
         PART FIVE - General Offenses Code
         PART SEVEN - Business Regulation Code
         PART NINE - Streets, Utilities and Public Services Code
         PART ELEVEN - Planning and Zoning Code
         PART THIRTEEN - Building Code
         PART FIFTEEN - Fire Prevention Code
   The arrangement and numbering of the Codified Ordinances into component codes, titles, chapters and sections are based on an adaptation of the decimal numbering system which is similar to that used in the Ohio Revised Code, and in accord with the best accepted practice in instituting a codification. Each section is self-identifying as to code, chapter and section number. For example, 305.06 indicates that the code number is 3, the chapter number is 305 (or the 5th chapter within code 3), and the section number is .06. The code and chapter numbers appear left of the decimal, with the code number preceding the first two digits left of the decimal, and the chapter number being all digits left of the decimal. The section number appears right of the decimal. As another example, 113.10 indicates the code number is 1, the chapter number is 113 (or the 13th chapter within code 1), and the section number is .10.
   This numbering system has the advantage of inherent flexibility in allowing for an almost endless amount of expansion. Codes, titles and chapters initially are odd-numbered, thus reserving the use of even numbers for future legislation. Sections within chapters are consecutively numbered, except that penalty provisions are usually assigned the number .99 as used in the Revised Code. Newly created sections subsequent to the original codification may be indicated by three digits right of the decimal in the event the law properly belongs between two consecutively numbered sections. For example, newly created 575.061, 575.062 and 575.063 follow 575.06 and precede 575.07 to be placed in their logical position.
   Section histories enable a user to trace the origin of the law contained in the section. The history indicates the derivation by reference to either its passage date and the ordinance number originally assigned to it at that time, or to its inclusion in any prior code. Sections without histories indicate that the section contains new matter which was ordained by the Adopting Ordinance which enacts the Codified Ordinances.
   The Comparative Section Table is included to show the disposition of every ordinance included in the Codified Ordinances. It indicates whether a given ordinance was consolidated with another into one section or split into two or more sections. Cross references direct the user to subject matter reasonably related to material contained within a given chapter.