ADOPTING ORDINANCES
Ordinance No.  2012-25
   Passed June 19, 2012
   AN ORDINANCE ENACTING A CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE VILLAGE OF BELLVILLE, OHIO, REVISING, AMENDING, RESTATING, CODIFYING AND COMPILING CERTAIN EXISTING GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISION DEALING WITH SUBJECTS EMBRACED IN SUCH CODE OF ORDINANCES, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
   WHEREAS, the present general and permanent ordinances of the Village are inadequately arranged and classified and are insufficient in form and substance for the complete preservation of the public peace, health, safety and general welfare of the municipality and for the proper conduct of its affairs; and
   WHEREAS, the Acts of the Legislature of the State of Ohio empower and authorize the Village to revise, amend, restate, codify and compile any existing ordinances and all new ordinances not heretofore adopted or published and to incorporate such ordinances into one ordinance in book form; and
   WHEREAS, Council has authorized a general compilation, revision and codification of the ordinances of the Village of a general and permanent nature and publication of such ordinances in book form; and
   WHEREAS, it is necessary to provide for the usual daily operation of the municipality and for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, safety and general welfare of the municipality that this ordinance take effect at an early date.
   NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF BELLVILLE, STATE OF OHIO:
   SECTION 1. The general ordinances of the Village of Bellville, Ohio, as revised, amended, restated, codified, and complied in book form are hereby adopted as and shall constitute the “Code of Ordinances of the Village of Bellville, Ohio”.
   SECTION 2. Such Code of Ordinance as adopted in Section 1 shall consist of the following Titles: Attached hereto as EXHIBIT A.
   SECTION 3. All prior ordinances pertaining to the subjects treated in such Code of Ordinances shall be deemed repealed from and after the effective date of this ordinance except as they are included and reordained in whole or in part of such Code; provided, such repeal shall not affect any offense committed or penalty incurred or any right established prior to the effective date of this ordinance, nor shall such repeal affect the provisions of ordinances levying taxes, appropriating money, annexing or detaching territory, establishing franchises, or granting special rights to certain persons, authorizing public improvements, authorizing the issuance of bonds or borrowing of money, authorizing the purchase or sale of real or personal property, granting or accepting easements, plat or dedication of land to public use, vacating or setting the boundaries of streets or other public places; nor shall such repeal affect any other ordinance of a temporary or special nature or pertaining to subjects not contained in or covered by the Code.
   SECTION 4. Such Code shall be deemed published as of the day of its adoption and approval by Council, and the Fiscal Officer is hereby authorized and ordered to file a copy of such Code of Ordinances in the Office of the Clerk.
   SECTION 5. Such Code shall be in full force and effect as provided in Section 6, and such Code shall be presumptive evidence in all courts and places of the ordinance and all provisions, sections, penalties and regulations therein contained and of the date of passage, and that the same is properly signed, attested, recorded, and approved and that any public hearings and notices thereof as required by law have been given.
   SECTION 6. That it is hereby determined that this Ordinance is an emergency measure necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Village and for the further reason that there is an immediate need to provide for uniform compilation, codification and application of Village ordinances and resolutions, and shall therefore go into immediate effect provided it receives a two-thirds (2/3) vote of all members elected to this Council, otherwise it shall go into effect in thirty (30) days if passed by a majority vote of Council.
Passed: 6-0
                                             /s/ Darrell E. Banks                     
                                             DARRELL E. BANKS, MAYOR
ATTEST:
/s/ Brigette R. Banks                               
Brigette R. Banks, Village Fiscal Officer
APPROVED AS TO FORM:
/s/ Jon K. Burton                                   
Jon K. Burton, Village Solicitor
   EXHIBIT A
   Titles to Code of Ordinances of the Village of Bellville, Ohio
      TITLE I:   GENERAL PROVISIONS
      TITLE III:   ADMINISTRATION
      TITLE V:   PUBLIC WORKS
      TITLE VII:   TRAFFIC CODE
      TITLE IX:   GENERAL REGULATIONS
      TITLE XI:   BUSINESS REGULATIONS
      TITLE XIII:   GENERAL OFFENSES
      TITLE XV:   LAND USAGE