ADOPTING ORDINANCE NO. 15-03
Introduced by Mr. Kreger
   AN ORDINANCE TO APPROVE THE 2002 CODIFIED ORDINANCES, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
   WHEREAS, a determination has been made that the ordinances of the City of a permanent and general nature should be codified, and
   WHEREAS, the City has heretofore entered into a contract with the Walter H. Drane Company to prepare and publish such codification, and
   WHEREAS, the codification of such ordinances, together with the new matter to be adopted, the matters to be amended and those to be repealed are before the Council, now therefore
   BE IT ORDAINED, by the City of Conneaut, County of Ashtabula and State of Ohio:
   SECTION 1.  That the ordinances of the City of Conneaut, Ohio, of a general and permanent nature, as revised, codified, rearranged and consolidated into component codes, titles, chapters and sections are hereby approved, adopted and enacted as the Codified Ordinances of the City of Conneaut, Ohio, 2002.
   SECTION 2.  That the provisions of this Ordinance, including all provisions of the Codified Ordinances, shall be in full force and effect as provided in Section 5 of this Ordinance.  All ordinances and resolutions or parts thereof enacted prior to June 1, 2002, which are inconsistent with any provision of the Codified Ordinances, are hereby repealed as of the effective date of this Ordinance, except as follows: the enactment of the Codified Ordinances shall not be construed to affect a right or liability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 codification.
   SECTION 3.  That each section of the Codified Ordinances without an ordinance or resolution history at the end thereof indicates that the section contains new material which is hereby enacted by this adopting ordinance.
   SECTION 4.  That through authentication and approval of this Ordinance, the President of Council and Clerk of Council shall certify that the permanent and general ordinances of the City as codified therein are correctly set forth and constitute the Codified Ordinances of the City of Conneaut, 2002.
   SECTION 5.  That it is hereby found and determined that all formal actions of this Council concerning and relating to the passage of this ordinance were adopted in an open meeting of this Council and that all deliberations of this Council or 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.
   SECTION 6.  That this Ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health, welfare and safety for the reasons that there exists an imperative necessity for the earliest publication and distribution of the Codified Ordinances to the officials and residents of the City, so as to facilitate administration, daily operation and avoid legal entanglements including conflict with general State law, and shall, therefore, go into immediate effect upon its passage and signing by the President of Council.
Passed this 24th day of February, 2003.
/s/   James Lauer             
   President of Council
ATTEST:
/s/   Patricia J. Beckwith     
   Clerk of Council, Acting
CONTENTS
PRELIMINARY UNIT
CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF CONNEAUT, OHIO
      CHARTER
      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 and Housing Code
      PART FIFTEEN -    Fire Prevention Code