ADOPTING ORDINANCE
ORDINANCE NO. 06-2020
   AN ORDINANCE TO ACCEPT A CODIFIED VERSION OF THE BLUFFTON, OHIO CODE OF ORDINANCES PROVIDED BY AMERICAN LEGAL PUBLISHING CORPORATION, AND TO REPEAL ALL OTHER ORDINANCES INCONSISTENT THEREWITH AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
WHEREAS, the collection of ordinances from the Village of Bluffton, Ohio dates back into the 1800's, with laws that are no longer relevant, and; 
WHEREAS, Village Council believes the codification, or organization, and updating of these ordinances will provide current, enforceable laws, that are accessible to both government and citizens, and;
WHEREAS, the adoption of the codified version of the Bluffton, Ohio, Code of Ordinances provided by American Legal Publishing is necessary along with repealing all other ordinances inconsistent therewith.
WHEREAS, it is necessary to provide for the usual daily operation of the Village and for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, safety, and general welfare of the Village that this ordinance take effect at an early date.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF BLUFFTON, OHIO:
SECTION 1:  That Village Council adopts the codified version of the Bluffton, Ohio, Code of Ordinances provided by American Legal Publishing Company with current versions to be maintained by the Village Administrator and Fiscal Officer.
SECTION 2:  That it is found and determined that all formal actions of this Council concerning and relating to the adoption of this Ordinance were adopted in an open meeting of this Council and that all deliberations of this Council and any of its committees that resulted in such formal actions were in meetings open to the public, in compliance with all legal requirements including Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.
   Passed and adopted this 26th day of May, 2020 by the governing board of the Village of Bluffton, Ohio by the following vote (2/3 required):
Yes:__________      No:___________   Abstain:___________
Attest:
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Fiscal Officer                        Mayor
Approved as to Form:
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Village Solicitor
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