ADOPTING ORDINANCE
ORDINANCE NO.  7826
ORDINANCE ENACTING A CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, 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 political subdivision are inadequately arranged and classified and are in insufficient 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 and State of Ohio empower and authorize the political subdivision to revise, amend, restate, codify and compile any existing ordinance and all new ordinances not heretofore adopted or published and to incorporate such ordinances into one ordinance in book form; and
   WHEREAS, the Legislative Authority of the Political Subdivision has authorized a general compilation, revision and codification of the ordinances of the Political Subdivision 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 THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, OHIO, COUNTY OF WOOD, STATE OF OHIO:
   SECTION 1:  That general ordinances of the Political Subdivision as revised, amended, restated, codified, and compiled in book form are hereby adopted as and shall constitute the “Code of Ordinances of the City of Bowling Green, Ohio.”
   SECTION 2:  Such Code of Ordinances as adopted in Section 1 shall consist of the following Titles:
         Title I:      General Provisions
         Title III:   Administration
         Title V:   Public Utilities
         Title VII:   Traffic Code
         Title IX:   General Regulations
         Title XI:   Business Regulations
         Title XIII:   General Offenses
         Title XV:   Land Usage
         Table of Special Ordinances
         Parallel References
   SECTION 3:  All prior ordinance pertaining to the subjects treated in such Code of Ordinance shall be deemed repealed from and after the effective date of this ordinance except as they are included and reordained in whole or in part of such Code; provided, such repeal shall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 adopting and approval by the Legislative Authority and the Clerk of the Political Subdivision is hereby authorized an ordered to file a copy of such Code of Ordinance 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 property signed, attested, recorded, and approved.
   SECTION 6:  This ordinance shall take effect as an emergency measure. The emergency measure is necessary for the immediate preservation of the peace, health, safety and general welfare of the people of this municipality, and shall take effect at the earliest time permitted by law.
Passed:     September 15, 2008                                                      Megan E. Newlove      /s/                           
                           President of Council
                           MEGAN E. NEWLOVE
Attest:         Kay D. Scherreik    /s/                                                   John B. Quinn          /s/                               
   Clerk of Council                  Mayor
   KAY D. SCHERREIK               JOHN B. QUINN