SECTION 2.10  ORDINANCES.
   Every action of the Council establishing any offense and providing for the imposition of any penalty, or providing for the levy of any tax or assessment or for the expenditure of any public funds or for the contracting of any indebtedness, as well as all actions required by this Charter to be taken by ordinance, shall be taken formally in the following manner. Each proposed ordinance shall be introduced in writing and shall contain a title, an opening clause "Be it ordained by the Council of Grove City, Ohio" and a body in which there shall be set forth at length the action to be taken and the classes of persons to be affected thereby. Each ordinance shall contain but one subject which shall be clearly set forth in its title. If the Council does not reject the ordinance at the time of its introduction, it shall be given a first reading, and shall lie over for at least seven days, or until the next regular meeting of the Council, unless this waiting period is waived by a vote of two-thirds of all the members of the Council, in an emergency. In this interval, and not less than five days before the second reading of the ordinance, the Clerk shall cause to be published, a summary of the contents of the proposed ordinance, and a notice of the time and place of the Council meeting at which it will be next considered, inviting interested citizens to be present and to express their opinions thereon. At the time and place so advertised, the Council shall convene, the ordinance shall be given a second reading and any persons present who desire to be heard for or against its adoption shall be heard, under such rules as the Council may provide for the purpose. Written arguments and briefs for or against the proposed ordinance may also be filed at the hearing, or thereafter, by leave of Council. After the hearing (or immediately after first reading if the waiting period is waived by a two-thirds vote) the Council shall vote on whether or not the ordinance shall be adopted, with or without amendments, or rejected. A favorable vote of a majority of the members of Council shall be necessary to adopt an ordinance. Final passage shall be attested by the President of Council, and the Clerk. Such action of Council shall be subject to approval or disapproval by the Mayor and in the event that the Mayor disapproves such action, Council may override the Mayor by a two-thirds vote of all the members of Council. The Mayor shall exercise his power of veto within ten (10) days after such ordinance is approved by Council. In the event that the Mayor does not exercise his veto power, such ordinances shall take effect by computing from day of Council approval. (Amended 11-6-62; 11-7-17)